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Census dates
« on: Thursday 21 December 17 13:03 GMT (UK) »
Apologies in advance because I'm sure this has been asked a thousand times before, but asking RootsChatters directly is always the best way of finding things quickly and easily!
I want to know where I can find the actual dates when the 1891 Census was taken for Stoke Damerel, Devon, and Sunderland, County Durham. Thanks :)
Jewell - Devon, Cornwall and Manchester
North - Somerset, Devon, Dorset, Cardiff and Warrington
Rowe - Devon, Dorset
Oliver - Somerset

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Re: Census dates
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 21 December 17 13:16 GMT (UK) »
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/Census

The dates would have been effective for the whole of England
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Re: Census dates
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 21 December 17 13:19 GMT (UK) »
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: Census dates
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 21 December 17 14:31 GMT (UK) »
Thank you both, I didn't realise that it was done on the same day for the whole of the country, of course that makes sense to avoid people being not recorded or recorded twice!
Jewell - Devon, Cornwall and Manchester
North - Somerset, Devon, Dorset, Cardiff and Warrington
Rowe - Devon, Dorset
Oliver - Somerset

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Re: Census dates
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 21 December 17 16:12 GMT (UK) »
The USA was very lax on its Census dates. When I was looking at a person who left one of the Eastern States and moved to New Mexico he was recorded on the Census in both states in the same year. Well at least that was an indication of when the move took place. Also the USA takes its Census at the end of the decade and the British (where the sun never sets) at the beginning of the decade. 

 Stoke Damerel, Devon, and Sunderland, County Durham Census taken same day. Different accent.

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« Reply #5 on: Thursday 21 December 17 16:16 GMT (UK) »
I was trundling through the 1851 census for Dennington in Suffolk, taken 30th March 1851. One entry for an old man on the forms said "Died April 2nd". The census was taken on 30th March but the forms probably were collected a day or 2 later. Whoever is researching the Dennington old man need not buy the death cert now lol.
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LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: Census dates
« Reply #6 on: Friday 22 December 17 10:40 GMT (UK) »
Little tip that I do - note the census years and dates down in a little notebook and keep it next to the computer so you can refer to it easily  :) 
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Re: Census dates
« Reply #7 on: Friday 22 December 17 15:36 GMT (UK) »
The USA was very lax on its Census dates. When I was looking at a person who left one of the Eastern States and moved to New Mexico he was recorded on the Census in both states in the same year. Well at least that was an indication of when the move took place. Also the USA takes its Census at the end of the decade and the British (where the sun never sets) at the beginning of the decade. 

There were particular census dates for each US census.  https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/United_States_Federal_Census_Dates  I think part of the issue is that people didn't always provide the correct information.  They were asked who was living there on a specific date, but I can see how that could get bungled if someone moved and the person asked wasn't entirely sure when.

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« Reply #8 on: Friday 22 December 17 18:05 GMT (UK) »
And the 1851 Canadian census was taken in 1850