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Hampshire - Census

National and county indexes and facsimiles

  • General information on census for England and Wales
  • Chart of online or CD indexes or facsimiles is provided by Daniel Morgan and is a very useful summary.
  • Hampshire Genealogical Society have the Hampshire 1891 census index on CDROM and the Hampshire 1851 census index as books and microfiche. The 1891 index and (so far) about 20% of the 1851 census are available in the FFHS pay-per-view site Family History Online
  • 1881 U.K. census index online in FamilySearch From the home page choose "search", it is one of the free databases available. It is also available on CDROM. From FamilySearch home page choose Order/Download products, search for "British Census" or "1881". The index is available in Family History Centres of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, from all their distribution centres, and in many other libraries.
  • 1901 Census Online for England and Wales is available from The National Archives (Public Record Office). Free search, pay per view for transcript and facsimiles.
  • The Free Census Project FreeCen aims to provide a "free-to-view" online searchable database of the 19th century UK census returns. See FreeCen Hampshire 1891, and FreeCen Hampshire Information page for areas being transcribed, and those completed.
  • 1891 census index from Ancestry - complete for England and Wales - and 1901, 1871 for some counties. Free search, subscription basis to see transcripts and facsimiles
  • Archive CD Books has published various census facsimiles and place indexes on CDROM. See "Great Britain - census" in their catalogue. Hampshire 1841, 1861, 1871 are in progress.
  • 1871 and 1891 census facsimile on CDROM from S & N. CDROMs of other years are being prepared.

Indexes for parts of Hampshire

  • Hampshire Family History from Alan McGowan has a list of census returns and indexes available on-line or on CDROM or as books/microfiche.
  • 1871 census for Southampton and neighbouring parishes has been produced by Southampton City Libraries Family History Club and published on CDROM in 2004 by Southampton City Council - contact Special Collections Library, Southampton Reference Library, Civic Centre, Southampton SO14 7LW; phone 023 8083 2205; email local.studies[at]southampton.gov[dot]uk.