Webinar — Dissecting the documents — UK censuses

The Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors will host the free webinar, Dissecting the Documents — UK Censuses from 1801 to Present Day, presented by Dr. Penny Walters, on Saturday, June 19, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time.

In this session we will look at the evolution of decennial censuses in the UK. The first census was taken in 1801, but it wasn’t until 1841 that details about named individuals was collected.

We will look at each census in turn, deconstructing the information that is available, revealing tips and hints for lateral thinking, which give clues for further research. We will also look at what could be considered census substitutes, such as the 1939 Register because there was no census taken in 1941 due to World War II.

Looking at censuses against a backdrop of social history is vital, and an overview of social, political, and economic landscapes will be given, with key dates. Some quirky examples will also be given, such as the Suffragettes filling in the 1911 Census, and people who included their opinions on the forms.

Registration is required.

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Posted On: June 16, 2021 at 06:10AM