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Lesley Marriott

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Lesley Report 12 May 2003 15:56

To Suzanne Re Census Records I'm not sure about the 1901 census, but I'm sure you've probably done this online already but certainly with the other censuses (or should that be censi) there is no name index - when you view them at the Family Records Centre you view them on microfilm which can be fiddley - get someone to show you how or run the risk of unravelling the whole thing all over the floor as I did! From memory, you get the film relating to the place you want to look at and trawl through pages and pages of microfilmed copies of the original entry, so try to get as much information on the area prior to your visit (ie which part of the parish you're looking for) as this will speed up your search.