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December 21, 2006

Happy Holidays From OneGreatFamily

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"Making Genealogy Magic" with Mandy Mathews

United Kingdom 1901 Census

by Mandy Matthews, Family Historian

To wrap up our overview of the United Kingdom census, we will look at the 1901 UK census. The UK census doesn’t change each time, like the US census. The major change to note is from the 1841 to the 1851. The questions on the census form also change in 1861. The following census years maintain the basic core questions with few changes. Here are the questions from the 1901 UK census:

  • Road, street, and number or name of house
  • Houses
    • Inhabited
    • Uninhabited
      • In Occupation
      • Not in Occupation
    • Building (meaning a commercial building)
  • Number of rooms occupied if less than five (in multiple family dwellings)
  • Name and surname of each person
  • Relation to head of family
  • Condition as to marriage (single, divorced, or widowed)
  • Age at last birthday of males and females (noted in separate columns)
  • Profession or occupation
  • Employer, worker, or own account
  • If working at home
  • Where born
  • If:
    1. Deaf and dumb
    2. Blind
    3. Lunatic
    4. Imbecile, feeble minded

A few things to remember when researching the United Kingdom census are; use caution when recording ages as they did not document with much accuracy, if you find a child on one census and they are missing on the next, don’t assume they died. It was very common for children to live with aging family members, grandparents, or aunts and uncles. This was especially common for children between the ages of four and ten. Another place to find missing children is in boarding schools. If you do find a child at school, make sure and search for other children with the same last name, born in the same place because there is a good chance they will be siblings. As with any census record, there is always a margin for error, but the records are excellent clues to lead you to more accurate records.

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