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COMPLETE Census Records 1841 - 1911
We have census transcripts for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911. They include linked images so the original pages can be viewed. You can also see the transcript of the household and the family.
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We transcribe original parish records and produce searchable databases of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials. Where granted permission, we also make the image of the original page available with the transcript.
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Non-conformist Records cover Methodists, Wesleyans, Baptists, Independents, Protestant Dissenters, Congregationalist, Presbyterians, Unitarians and Quakers (Society of Friends). More will be coming soon. This data proves invaluable for research prior to census and BMD records. The details give images of early birth certificates and registers which include baptisms, marriages and burials.
London Directories from 1677
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The Illustrated London News
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