Trace your Ancestors using the London Census
London Census data 1841-1911 - available for research in your
this website you will find information about the London Census for
each decade from 1841 to 1911, and how you can use these records
to research your family history.
Take a look at our London Census Introduction
page to find out how you can use the London Census to leanr more
about your ancestors.
You can also find well-known people in the London Census, which
you can see on our Case Studies page.
If you would like to find out more about life in London in the
nineteenth century, have a look at out London
For your research in London and across the country, you can visit
the London Census Links page, which will
link you to websites that will help you with your research.
How can I get the London Census in my own home?
You don't need to buy a large microfilm/microfiche scanner - all
you need is a computer. The London Census data for 1841-1901 has
been made available by S&N Genealogy Supplies for you to view
online or view on CD, with the
1911 Census being available online only.
S&N is the only company offering this range of years for London,
and it is an excellent way of finding ancestors who lived in the
capital. London Census data is available for the years 1841, 1851,
1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911.
Why not search
for your ancestors for FREE on our website?
Find your ancestors in minutes with the London Census Complete
you don't have much information about who you are looking for, searching
through the census pages can be a time consuming process.
The indexes for the London Census are available online
and on CD, and are fully searchable
by name and age, enabling you to locate the people you are looking
for very quickly.
You can also view all of the original enumerators' records either
online or on
CD - to find out more see the Census
Country-wide Census Online and on CD-ROMs
Census records for England and Wales is available online
as images, indexes and transcripts, and are also available on
For online subscriptions and access, you can visit www.TheGenealogist.co.uk,
and for CDs see www.GenealogySupplies.com
For more information about census and other records, you can see
more links to family history and genealogy websites.
Daily Information and News about the Census and BMDs
Enoch Arnold Bennett in the 1871 Census
Enoch Arnold Bennett was a Novelist, born in Staffordshire. You can find him in the 1871 Staffordshire census at the age of three.
Possible Pitfalls in Using the Census
Many people don't realise that the census page images we see are actually transcripts of the household census forms, the details were copied into the books by the enumerators.
Anatomy of the Census Page
Not every piece of information is obvious to the casual observer, so to make sure that you extract every useful piece of information from the census page.
As anyone with ancestors in the London area knows, research there can be a nightmare. There are different records offices for the City of London, Westminster, and Greater London. So what's the best way to do your research?