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3 Census Lesson Plan Copy
3 Census Lesson Plan Copy
3 Census Lesson Plan Copy
3 Census Lesson Plan Copy
3 Census Lesson Plan Copy
3 Census Lesson Plan Copy
3 Census Lesson Plan Copy
3 Census Lesson Plan Copy
3 Census Lesson Plan Copy
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  • 1. Tutor: Dave Carr. Email. carrspace@mac.com Read my blog at http://davecarr.posterous.com BECOMING A FAMILY HISTORY DETECTIVE Course Overview Over this 10 week course we will look at the following areas: Research Basics Census Records Civil Registration Church Records Finding Your Ancestors Each week will include time for individual on-line research supported by Dave 1. Research Basics This section will help you to : a. Understand what a census is. b. Identify the type of information found on a census record. c. Access census records online. d. Evaluate the information you find on census records.
  • 2. Identify the type of information found on a census record. Common Enumerators Marks / the last person in each household in the same building // the last person in each building M or Mar = Married, Unm = Unmarried, W = Widowed Ag Lab + Agricultural Labourer Ap = Apprentice Cl = Clerk Dom = Domestic Servant Fs/Ms = Female/Male Servant J = Journeyman Hints for Searching • Enter less information rather than more, at least to start with • try different spellings • try the spouse or one of the childrens names or a shortened first name • try the middle name as the first name • try just the first name or just the last name • always check the names of neighbours • consider checking the names of witnesses on marriage certificates • last resort, try soundex
  • 3. Understand what a census is. • A census is the statistical count of the population of a country. • The first census was taken in 1841. • Census records were taken every 10 years. • The latest census available is 1911. Identify the type of information found on a census record. 1841. Head of Household Antony Carr. Wife Ellen (Visitor) Patrick Son James In 1841 the ages of those over 20 were rounded down to the nearest 5 years, therefore a person age 44 would be shown as aged 40. Those under 20 years of age were re- corded with their proper age.
  • 4. Identify the type of information found on a census record. 1851. Head of Household Antony Carr His wife Ellen is not there. Son James Son Thomas Daughter Elizabeth
  • 5. Identify the type of information found on a census record. 1861. Head of Household James Carr We are now in Antony’s son James Household. James’s Wife Charlotte James Daughter Harriet
  • 6. Identify the type of information found on a census record. 1871. Head of Household James Carr James Wife Charlotte James Daughter Harriet and Son James
  • 7. Identify the type of information found on a census record. 1881. Head of Household James Carr James Wife Charlotte James Son James Daughter Harriet has left
  • 8. Identify the type of information found on a census record. 1891. Head of Household James Carr We are now in James son James Household. James Wife Rose James Daughters Annie, Phebe James Sons Luke and John (Jack) Actually some of these were Roses children from a previous marriage
  • 9. Identify the type of information 1901. Head of Household James Carr found on a census record. My Grandfather Leonard Carr
  • 10. Access census records online. Go to these Web sites to search the England and Wales censuses: • FreeCen www.freecen.org.uk provides partial free cover- age across England, Wales and Scotland. Check out the coverage rates here www.freecen.org.uk/statistics.html • Family Search also offers free searching of the 1891 England census http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/frameset_searc h.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp • Other sites generally charge, although Ancestry is free in libraries, and on this course. Go to the site at www.ancestry.com
  • 11. Evaluate the information you find on census records Exercise • Choose a family who lived in England in the mid–1800s. • Search the Web sites we visited to find the family in censuses. • Compare the information in the censuses. • Determine what the information tells you about the family.

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