Trace your Ancestors using the London Census

London Census data 1841-1911 - available for research in your own home

Cheapside, LondonOn 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 Facts page.

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 Name Index

Quality Products from S&N Genealogy SuppliesIf 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 CDs page.

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 CD-ROM.

For online subscriptions and access, you can visit www.TheGenealogist.co.uk, and for CDs see www.GenealogySupplies.com or www.BritishDataArchive.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.

 

London Ancestors
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?

 

The Difference between a Name Index and a Transcript
Ever wondered what the difference between a name index and a transcript was?

 

The Bronte Sisters in the Yorkshire 1841 Census
The three Bronte sisters - Charlotte, Emily and Anne - grew up with their brother Branwell in Parsonage House in Haworth, Yorkshire. They can be found in the 1841 Census.