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London Census data from 1841-1911, available in the comfort of your own home

The London Census is a great way of finding ancestors who lived in the capital. London Census data is available on CD and/or online for the years 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901. The 1911 census is only available online.

On this website, you will find some practical information about the London Census from 1841 to 1911 and how to use it to research your family history.

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

The London Census Case Studies show entries for Charles Dickens, Florence Nightingale, William Gladstone, James Whistler and Isambard Kingdom Brunel in the London Census.

Fascinating facts relating to London life can be found on the Victorian London page. On the London Census Links page you’ll find sites that will help you with your research for London and across the country.

“When a man is tired of London,
he is tired of life;
for there is in London all that life can afford.”

Samuel Johnson

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Why not try using the free search provided by UKCensusOnline to look for a London-based ancestor?

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