Given Name(s) Last Name
Sample UK Census Images for the family of Robert and Eleanor Frame in Carlisle, Cumberland, England
Michael's article analyzing these records

If you have always wondered what a British Census Schedule looked like, click on the links to the images above..

Census Dates

A census was taken to record those living in a household at midnight on a Sunday. The dates of the census varied from year to year.


These censuses have been microfilmed and are available through your local family history center. The 1881 Census is available for searching free at their website. is also converting the census to digital format and indexing them.

The 1901 Census for England and Wales. A comprehensive index with over 32 million names is available for (free) searching and a fee  applies when a chargeable transaction (image download, print request or transcribed details) has been completed.

British Origins. This commercial site, presented in conjunction with the Society of Genealogists, offers a full index and digitised images of the 1841 census for Cambridgeshire, Devon, Dorset, Essex, Gloucestershire (includes Bristol), Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk This pay-per-view web site offers access to the 1861 Census of England & Wales online.
Michael John Neill