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In this short blog we present a download that reconstructs the summary sheets missing from the 1891 census on Ancestry. In the 1891 census, in spite of being well aware of the issues detailed in our previous blogs, our researcher Paul Freeman failed to find several Brimington residents on the website Ancestry. Eventually he discoveredContinue reading “The census story – 4 – missing but not lost”
This blog is the third in an occasional series looking at the census. Here we look at examples of ‘missing’ Brimington people. There is really no practical alternative to genealogy websites for locating people of interest in census returns, so it is really frustrating when someone can’t be found. We tend to assume that everyoneContinue reading “The census story – 3 – missing presumed lost?”
This blog is the second in an occasional series looking at the census. This time we look at how collection of the census data was organised, using Brimington as an example. We’ll also take a brief look at who the people were collecting the data locally. The General Register Office organised the censuses by civilContinue reading “The census story – 2 – organisation in Brimington”
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