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  1. Why use parish records?

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    Parish records enable you to go back even further, with baptism, marriage and burial records that date as far back as 1538.

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    • Explore the censuses

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      Explore the 1841-1911 census records for important information about your ancestors.

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      • Begin your family tree

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        Start to build your family tree by collecting information from family members.

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        • 1911census.co.uk - mini-feature

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          This is a short feature all about the online launch of the 1911 Census records for England & Wales. This includes interview clips from Elaine Collins from findmypast.com and Oliver Morley…

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          • 1911 Census records - repairs

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            • In the early decades after the census was taken, the records weren’t always stored in the ideal conditions that they’ve enjoyed since they’ve been in the care of The National…

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            • 1911 Census records - Triage (2)

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              Prior to scanning, each volume has to be unbundled so that the individual sheets can be scanned separately. All members of the scanning team have been specially trained in document handling, and…

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              • 1911 Census records - Triage (1)

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                Prior to scanning, each volume has to be unbundled so that the individual sheets can be scanned separately. All members of the scanning team have been specially trained in document handling, and…

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                • Elaine Collins - interview

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                  Elaine Collins is a genealogy expert and director of findmypast.com (part of the brightsolid Group) the family history company that has digitised the 1911 census. She discusses: • What can family…

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                  • 1911 Census records - shelving

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                    • The volumes from the 1911 census have been preserved in their original bindings for 98 years. • The volumes occupy over 2 kilometres of shelving at The National Archives in Kew, where…

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                    • 1911 Census records - detail

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                      • Each of the census forms was completed by the householder, which means that the writing varies considerably between forms. • This was a challenge for the team of over 350 transcribers,…

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                      • 1911 Census records - being scanned

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                        • Although scanning is automated, the process must be supervised and each page gently guided as it goes through the scanner to ensure it does not crumple and that pages don’t stick together. • Around…

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                        • The National Archives - exterior (summer)

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                          The National Archives campus at Kew holds the official archives of the UK government. As such, it is the custodian of the physical records of the 1911 census. It cares for, makes available, and…

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