Lancashire Census Transcripts and Indexes
Census Files Available
This page is designed to make available transcriptions of census returns. Please note that the original information is copyright by the transcriber, and the whole intent of this web page is to encourage non-commercial use. Anyone trying to sell this information will be denied a Christmas card and as it's free here, why would anyone buy it? Files are mostly HTML and can be read on line by double clicking the link or right clicking and saving the file onto your own computer. Once you open each file, you may search for names or employment by using the FIND function. The size of each file is given so you can estimate the time needed to download.
Remember this is a finding aid and always a good idea to confirm the entry on the microfilm or the CD copies of the census. In most cases, references are provided to folio numbers, film references and the location of the file on the census copies on CD.
Should you find any discrepancy, please contact with full details including district name, file name, folio and exact specifics of what you have in updated information. I may not do it quickly but I will try and respond to updates.
Should you have any transcriptions of any Lancashire census, please let me know and I will either host it here or happily link to it. We all benefit by sharing.
Files last updated May 27, 2006. A census transcript for Heapey has been posted and constuctive suggestions with mystery names would be appreciated.
Complaints will be filed and generally ignored unless they are constructive! One question that came up was the meaning of the "Born in Lancs" column. It has either Y, N or I where the I means Ireland.
1841 Census Files
Look ups are available for the 1841 census in Oswaldtwistle by Fiona. Ask nicely here: Oswaldthistle Look ups
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