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UK Censuses 1841-1901 online

Find My Past is a family history and genealogy website based in London, England, with more than 550 million family history records recently announced its plans to bring UK Censuses 1841-1901 online at WorldVitalRecords.com (a service of FamilyLink.com, Inc.).

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While the UK site focuses on those geographical records, many American researchers should look at these records as well. While many UK immigrants resettled in the US, the UK was also a transit point for immigrants from Europe and points farther east.

Some families and individuals stayed for a few generations or just a few years before moving on to North America. It is always worth searching new record collections to see what mysteries of history might be discovered.

Already added to the site's World Collection of Records are the 1861, 1881 and 1891 censuses.

Find My Past also offers access to the outbound Passenger Lists which now run from 1890-1960. There are now 24 million passengers recorded in this time period.

The company worked with the UK's National Archives and some 125 people worked for more than a year to scan in 1.1 million individual pages.

The outbound passenger lists cover many destinations - not only to the US. Although all seven decades of the passenger lists are free to search, obtaining images and transcripts requires a subscription - sometimes there are good deals, so check the FindMyPast site.

I look forward to hearing from readers who have located family records at the site.

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  1. I am looking for information about James Philpot Linton born 5/29/1832 on board a ship bound from England to the USA. I do not know the name of the vessel, it's port of debarcation nor it's destination. Any help in tracing this branch of my family will be deeply appreciated.
    Vernon L. Linton, Jr
  2. I am trying to find my G-grand father John Palser born about 1846 in England. His father was John and mother Jane. He married in NSW Australia in 1875 and died here in1909. I have some of the last part of his story but I know nothing about the early part. Hope there is some one out there who know something, Gale
  3. I am researching my Woodger family for the UK. Benjamin Joseph Woodyer 1792 from London, Born 9 Oct 1792. C. 4 Nov 1792 St Katherine By The Tower, London. I hope to connect with some one on this, Gale
  4. Hi. i am still recearching Benjamin Woodger. There were 5 or 6 generations of Benjamin Wooder in the UK from about mid 1700 to 1865 and then for my family the name change to Charles Robert Woodger as he was the second son.
  5. Hi it is Gale Catalan here I have found my John Palser born the 21 Feb 1845, Essex to John Palser and Caroline (Ward). His Father John was born in Wotton, Gloucestes and his father was Isaac Palser of Wotton
  6. I enjoyed reading this article, you have a great writing style! I have sent a link to my dad, and shall definately be back for more.

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