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Census

Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911, which includes copies held at the ERO, Wharf Rd, Chelmsford Essex Record Office,

Census - Sources for All Years

  • FreeCEN is an ongoing volunteer-based project to provide a 'free to view' online searchable database of the 19th century UK census returns. Volunteers are being sought to assist with transcribing
  • Index of names, and downloadable images of Census 1841-1911 are available from Ancestry.co.uk. Access is by Annual subscription, or Pay-per-View. A subscription includes access to other Ancestry resources.
  • Index of names, and downloadable images of Census 1841-1911 are also available from findmypast.co.uk. Access is by Annual subscription, or PayAsYouGo. A subscription includes access to other findmypast resources.
  • A selection of Census years and counties are also available from British Origins. Access is by Daily, Monthly, or Annual subscription which includes access to other Origins resources.

Please remember to cross check any online census returns found with originals as there is known errors when they where transcribed.