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Help and advice for 1891 Devon Census

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The Devon 1891 Census Project

Dedicated to the Memory of Bob Muchamore (1934-2004)

Registration Districts

FreeCEN Database Search Facility

The Devon 1891 Census transcription project was the pilot for and undertaken as part of FreeCEN, an umbrella project that is now encompassing a large number of transcription projects covering various UK counties and census years. FreeCEN is in turn part of FreeUKGEN, an initiative aimed at helping make high quality primary (or near-primary) records of relevance to UK genealogy conveniently and freely available online, in a coherent, easy to access and search, information retrieval system.

Over a hundred volunteers were involved in transcribing microfiche copies of the 1891 Devon census, kindly loaned to the Project for this purpose by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS). Transcriptions have now been produced of the entire set of microfiche, processed through checking and validation stages, and loaded into the FreeCEN database - and hence can be searched using the Search Facility.

The links below are to pages for each of the Devon registration districts, listing their census enumeration books.

Registration Districts

Alphabetical listing of the civil parishes in the Devon 1891 census.

The Devon 1891 Census project was initiated and planned largely by John Lerwill, with the assistance of a number of people, in particular Bob Muchamore and Sue Kinsella (Australia), Nick Mayne, Brian Randell and Phil Stringer (U.K.), and the late Ray Osborn (New Zealand). The task of overall project coordination was handled by Brian Randell. In order to spread the workload, and reduce postal expenses, much of the organisation of volunteers was handled on a regional basis, by:

Dennis Radford,
Lesley Dawson assisted by Robin Holmes (UK), and the late
Bob Muchamore assisted by Julie Wheeler (Australia and New Zealand).

Although this project is now complete, volunteers are still needed for other census years and counties within the overall FreeCEN project.