Census: The Expert Guide

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Bloomsbury Academic, Sep 1, 2008 - History - 256 pages
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Written by bestselling author Peter Christian and the National Archives' census expert Dave Annal, this fascinating guide shows how using the census can transform your family research. It shows how to interpret intricate details of your ancestors' lives, from names, addresses and ages to family relationships, status and occupations as well as revealing what may be hidden between the lines. As the National Archives' release of the 1911 census once used by MI5 to track down enemy aliens comes ever closer, Census offers the perfect way to prepare and get ahead of the game. Discover how to get the very best from online research, selecting the most useful websites and best quality images, as well as the experts' techniques for approaching original records, microfilm, CDs and DVDs. Complete with illustrations, photographs, screenshots and case histories Census is an invaluable companion and guide for anyone exploring this unique resource.

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Contents

The Victorian censuses 18411901
10
The 1911 census
37
Why cant I find my ancestor?
54
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

PETER CHRISTIAN is a highly-regarded figure in the world of online genealogy. His previous titles include Finding Genealogy on the Internet and Web Publishing for Genealogy, as well as numerous published articles on the subject. He is also a contributor to Ancestors magazine.

DAVID ANNAL is a professional researcher in family history and he is well-respected and very experienced in this field. His company, Lifelines Research, undertakes freelance research into whole family histories for clients. He speaks regularly at family history events and conferences and he is a regular contributor to family history publications as well as being a resident expert on Nick Barratt's Your Family History magazine. David's other books include Getting Started in Family History, Using Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates and Using Census Returns and he co-wrote Census: The Expert Guide with Peter Christian.

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