The Census is taken every 10 years in Great Britain, but is subject to 100 year closure.
1841 ~ Although useful to locate families, it does not give place of birth only if each person was born in that County or not.
1851 ~ The first comprehensive census giving Family members, occupation, and place of birth. Once again this information was often entered by the Census Enumerator from spoken word, and can be subject to errors.
Many Family History Societies and Private enterprise have released the 1851 census on CD rom.
1861 ~ The 1861 census can be accessed in most Record Offices and Major Libraries.
1871 ~ The 1871 census can be accessed in most Record Offices and Major Libraries.
1881 ~ Widely available, and can be purchased on searchable CD rom set from LDS
1891 ~ Available in most Record Offices and Major Libraries.
1901 ~ Due to be released in searchable format on the internet from 2nd January 2002.
|The LDS 1851 Tri-County CD covers Warwickshire, Devon and Norfolk with a search facility|
|Glamorgan Family History Society 1851 CD|
|Gordon Beavington 1851 CD Gloucestershire|
|Gordon Beavington 1851 CD Somerset|
|1851 10% sample can be downloaded from the internet|
|Broderbung 1851 census CD|
|Breconshire 1851 census CD|
|Gloucestershire FHS 1851 census|
|Montgomeryshire 1861 census (booklet)|
|Breconshire 1861 census (booklet)|
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