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Offline g forgeron

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« on: Saturday 21 April 18 12:05 BST (UK) »
When the UK government has a census do, or did they ever, record people who although British were  overseas on the date of the census.

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Re: Census overseas
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 21 April 18 12:29 BST (UK) »
The official census is a snap shot of who lived or was in the household on census day, so no.

However I do have a copy of a census done by the vicar in 1865 of all the village homes and in it there is so much more information.
All the standard information such as who was in the household, but also how many children the person had, who they married, where they lived, what children they had.... and that included a son who was 'at sea' another who had migrated to Australia.
So not only did it give me lots of information which enabled me to break a brick wall of mine it also helped the descendant one of the other children to establish which of the children was their great great grandparent  out of two sisters ( Eliza/Elizabeth) where the illegitimate child ( Mary) always lived with their grandmother as in the census it stated  "Mary granddaughter, daughter of  (father xxx) and Eliza who is married to xxx and has xxx named children living at xxx "
Leicestershire:Chamberlain, Dakin, Wilkinson, Moss, Cook, Welland, Dobson, Roper,Palfreman, Squires, Hames, Goddard, Topliss, Twells,Bacon.
Northamps:Sykes, Harris, Rice,Knowles.
Rutland:Clements, Dalby, Osbourne, Durance, Smith,Christian, Royce, Richardson,Oakham, Dewey,Newbold,Cox,Chamberlaine,Brow, Cooper, Bloodworth,Clarke
Durham/Yorks:Woodend, Watson,Parker, Dowser
Suffolk/Norfolk:Groom, Coleman, Kemp, Barnard, Alden,Blomfield,Smith,Howes,Knight,Kett,Fryston
Lincolnshire:Clements, Woodend

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Re: Census overseas
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 21 April 18 12:47 BST (UK) »
When the UK government has a census do, or did they ever, record people who although British were  overseas on the date of the census.

The 1911 has armed forces who were serving overseas, also their families
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Re: Census overseas
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 21 April 18 14:10 BST (UK) »
You can't compare the UK censuses with those carried out  in the Empire.The scope of the censuses and the administrative purposes for which the information was collected varied greatly in the different British Colonies and Dependencies, and had to be limited to what the local conditions and populations would allow, and therefore there was no uniformity.  They were mainly carried out for statistical reasons and were usually just a head count.
There is the Census of the British Empire,Report, for 1901 at,   http://www.rootschat.com/links/0197l/
There was no census of British subjects living in foreign countries
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