The census is an essential survey of our population, and it is a source of basic information for local and national government and for various organizations dealing with education, housing, health and transport. Providing the researcher with a fascinating insight into who we were in the past, Emma Jolly's handbook is a useful tool for anyone keen to discover their family history. With detailed, accessible, and authoritative coverage, it is full of advice on how to explore and get the most from the records.

A Guide to Tracing Your Family History Using the Census