Thursday, June 9, 2011

North Wiltshire Online Census Project


North Wiltshire Online Census Project

 UK 19th century census returns are being transcribed in order to create an online "free-for-view" searchable database. 
Current searchable years include 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, and 1891.
This is part of an ongoing initiative to make records of relevance to UK genealogy freely available online. 

By using the 'find' box that appears with the command key Ctrl+F you can do keyword / surnames searches on the site.  I entered just the first part of Warburton and was able to locate our ancestor John H. Warburton with his family in the 1871 census:

as well as his father, James, a widower, aged 72:

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