The What, When, Where, How, and Why Guide to English Census Records

This session is a basic guide to the English and Welsh census, including an introduction to the legislation, the administration, and the process behind the creation of the records. The census returns provide us with important information about our ancestors including their names, ages, relationships, occupations, birthplaces, and, of course, where they were living. Watch this video to get a better understanding of these essential records.

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