Thursday, April 16, 2009

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: Histpop — The Online Historical Population Reports Project

Something new for historical research in England.  To quote Dick Eastman’s article, it says, “The site contains no entries about people listed in the census records but does provide a wealth of background information of interest to genealogists, historians, and others.

Quoting from the Histpop web site:

The OHPR website — histpop — is an online resource of almost 200,000 pages of all the published population reports created by the Registrars-General of and its predecessors for England and Wales and for Scotland for the period 1801–1920, including all Census Reports for the period 1801–1937, along with ancillary archival material from The National Archives, and critical essays contextualising much of the material. The whole resource will illustrate the changing demographic structure of Britain and Ireland over this period, and for the first time researchers will be able to search and browse the entire collection of published pre-World War Two census and registration material for the British Isles.

Note to genealogists and others tracing individuals: This site only contains a very small number of reproductions of original census enumerators' books for illustrative purposes. If you are trying to trace individuals in historical British censuses you should use the links found on our links page.”

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: Histpop — The Online Historical Population Reports Project

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