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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 bein 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 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.