Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tips for census searching

I recently listened to a podcast from The National Archives, Solving Census Problems by David Annal, which was worth a listen.

It contains useful tips about census searching including

  • Spelling variants
  • Use of wildcards
  • Searching using the more unusual names in the family to produce more relevant results
  • Searching for children as their ages may be more exact than adults

Happy searching.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you pointed this out to your readers. I think The National Archives podcasts are great.