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An approach to census returns

An approach to census returns

Tillot, P.M.

Local Population Studies Number 2 (Spring 1969)

Abstract

This is the first of a series of article describing work on the 19th century censuses. It is intended primarily to be helpful to those who have no previous experience in using this source.

Material derived from the censuses of the 19th century may be found in two forms; in the Reports printed and published by the census authorities after each census; and in the mass of original material derived from the answers to census questions given by the householders at the time. Both are often loosely referred to as Census Returns, but should be distinguished as Census Reports and Census Enumerators’ Books. The Census Reports are not generally speaking, the subject of treatment here but are mentioned briefly below.

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