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Yorkshire Census data from 1841-1901 now available in the comfort of your own home

Bootham Bar and Minster, York

Bootham Bar and Minster, York

Yorkshire Census data for 1841-1901 has now been made available by S&N Genealogy Supplies so that family historians can do their research in the comfort of their own homes.

The Yorkshire Census is a great way of finding ancestors who lived in the county and data is available on CD-ROM and/or online for the years 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901.

On this website, you will find some practical information about the Yorkshire Census from 1841 to 1901 and how to use it to research your family history.

Have a look at our Yorkshire Census Introduction page to find out how the Yorkshire Census can help you find your ancestors and build your family tree.

The Yorkshire Census Case Studies show entries for The Bronte Sisters in the 1861 Yorkshire Census. Fascinating facts relating to Yorkshire life between 1841 and 1901 can be found on the Yorkshire Facts page.

On the Yorkshire Census Links page you’ll find sites that will help you with your research for Yorkshire and across the country.

Yorkshire Census on CD-ROM

To find out about digitised images of all the original enumerators’ records see the Census CDs page.

Yorkshire Census Indexes and Transcripts

Searching through the census pages can be a time-consuming process if you don't have much information, which is why indexes and transcripts are now available on CD-ROM and online.

Country-wide Census CD-ROMs & Online Subscriptions

The census for counties across the country is available on CD-ROM and online as images, indexes and transcripts.

For CDs see www.BritishDataArchive.com and www.GenealogySupplies.com;
for online subscriptions see www.RootsUK.com and www.TheGenealogist.co.uk.

You can also see more links to family history and genealogy websites.

Daily Census Information

Daniel Albone in the 1861 Census
Daniel Albone is famous for inventing the Ivel tractor, and is said to have changed the world of agriculture. He can be found in the 1861 census at the age of only six months.

 

Knebworth House, the 'stately home of rock' in the 1851 Census
The 1851 Census includes the records for Knebworth House, the 'stately home of rock', which has welcomed acts such as Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Queen.

 

Case Study - Sir Frank Whittle
Sir Frank Whittle (1907 - 1996) was a Royal Air Force officer who invented the Jet engine. This is how his birth record was found.

 

Possible Pitfalls in Using the Census
Many people don't realise that the census page images we see are actually transcripts of the household census forms, the details were copied into the books by the enumerators.

 

 

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