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=== '''Step 1. Search for your ancestor in a census index'''  ===
 
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It may be best to search the most recent census that the family should be in (before death or emigration).  
  
 
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=== '''Step 2. Find the same family each earlier census''' ===
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=== '''Step 2. Find the same family in each earlier census''' ===
  
Census information for an individual and family may vary slightly from one census to the next. A more complete understanding of your ancestor's life comes from finding them in each available census.
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Census information for an individual and family may vary slightly from one census to the next. A more complete understanding of your ancestor's life comes from finding them in each available census.  
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'''Tips for success:'''
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Indexes may not be accurate. If a search does not find who you want try the following:
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*Use different amounts of search detail.
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*Search for one of the children in the family instead of the parents. Start with the child born closest to the census year.
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*Search for the child with the least common given name.
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*Search by given name and leave the surname field empty.
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*Narrow a long list of possible matches by including parent or sibling names.
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=== '''Step 3. Verify the census information with other records''' ===
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Church records and civil registration records can help confirm information learned from census records. Look at all the details in the census and compare with information in other records to be sure that the details are consistent. If some details are inconsistent look for additional records to help verify that the individual or family fits with your family.
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Church of England records for about 80% of Wales are indexed on FamilySearch.
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Probate records
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Nonconformist records
  
 
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Revision as of 22:04, 1 January 2013

Contents

Find an ancestor in census records of Wales 1841-1911

Wales census records are available every ten years from 1841 to 1911. Individuals are usually shown with other family members. Census records are indexed. Find your ancestor in each census to find clues that will lead to other information and a accurate family tree.

Step 1. Search for your ancestor in a census index

It may be best to search the most recent census that the family should be in (before death or emigration).

Search the census index at:

  1. FamilySearch.org (free index searches & free census images)
  2. Findmypast.co.uk
  3. Ancestry.com

Step 2. Find the same family in each earlier census

Census information for an individual and family may vary slightly from one census to the next. A more complete understanding of your ancestor's life comes from finding them in each available census.


Tips for success:

Indexes may not be accurate. If a search does not find who you want try the following:

  • Use different amounts of search detail.
  • Search for one of the children in the family instead of the parents. Start with the child born closest to the census year.
  • Search for the child with the least common given name.
  • Search by given name and leave the surname field empty.
  • Narrow a long list of possible matches by including parent or sibling names.


Step 3. Verify the census information with other records

Church records and civil registration records can help confirm information learned from census records. Look at all the details in the census and compare with information in other records to be sure that the details are consistent. If some details are inconsistent look for additional records to help verify that the individual or family fits with your family.

Church of England records for about 80% of Wales are indexed on FamilySearch.

Probate records

Nonconformist records