London Census Online
London Census name indexes and transcripts 1841-1911 are available online.
A census name index is an index of names compiled from the census records, and enable you to search for a person by surname, forename and age. Transcripts are more detailed than indexes, and enable you to search across all the fields, such as occupation and address.
Transcribing the census for a large counties like London is a mammoth task and a huge amount of manpower is required to compile these records.
Smaller UK-based companies, societies and individuals have been compiling census name indexes covering particular counties or areas. Cultural, historical, geographical knowledge of the UK and an interest in genealogy gives them an advantage in producing more accurate results than other companies outside of the UK.
To remedy this situation, two major UK-based genealogy companies, S&N Genealogy Supplies and British Data Archive, have funded a census name-indexing project, and have worked tirelessly to create indexes and full transcripts. These transcripts are now available online. Thousands of volunteers from all over the UK have since contributed to this project. S&N are also funding major transcription projects enabling millions of new records to be added to online databases.
Which online resource
is best for me?
RootsUK.com is an easy-to-use online research site.
This site is ideal for the beginner or those who don't have lots
of research left to do, it has the complete birth, marriage and death records index, census transcripts,
and the London electoral roll 2005.
Access to all this data costs from just £5!
TheGenealogist is a vast online research site.
Whether you are a beginner and have a lot of research to do or are already an experienced
family historian, TheGenealogist offers more resources and better
value-for-money in the long-term.
It's not just census that you can get online to help with your family history research. TheGenealogist offers all these different types of data in a premium subscription:
- Births, marriages and deaths 1600 - 2005
- Census indexes & transcripts
- Parish records
- Non-conformist records
- Wills, probates & testaments
- Military & regimental records
- School, college & university registers
- Peerage & Heritage records
- Newspapers & magazines
- and more...
Why choose TheGenealogist.co.uk?
- Award-winning site
- BMDs 1600-2005
- Census indexes and transcripts 1841 to 1911
- Parish Registers
- The widest coverage: 1127 to 2005
- Quality data, checked by experts
- The widest range of records
- Unique search tools
Find out more at www.thegenealogist.co.uk.
FHS Online brings together data from Family History Societies across the UK and makes it available to family historians and genealogists researching their family trees.
Includes a selection of Census, Directories, Electoral Registers and Parish Records.
Search for your ancestors now:
London Census Availablility on CD-ROM and Online
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The census and official records of birth, marriage and death do
not go back as far as parish records. Parish Records started in
1538 when Thomas Cromwell, the Vicar General to King Henry VIII,
declared that all marriages, christenings and burials should be
recorded. For years before the census began, London Parish Records
are a very useful resource. A wide range of London Parish Records
is available on CD
Other useful resources are London Directories, which are also available
In addition to this, S&N
Genealogy Supplies has a great wealth of genealogical data and
books on CD, as well as software and storage, thus making the company
an invaluable resource to family historians.