Even for those of us who used to work for the ONS, navigating the website
was never an easy task! I think it suffers from trying to be all things to
all men. Also this material was put up in 2001, so some links may have
fallen by the wayside since then.
I couldn't find the file via the site search engine, but did get there from
the front page via Census/Census 2001 - census news/About the census/The
history behind censuses/Census Bi-centenery/History of the census/the
There is some other interesting stuff en route
At 18:53 30/04/06 +0930, Ruth Curtis wrote:
"The Registrars General 1836-1945" is a PDF file available at URL:
It is really a history of the UK census, from the perspective of the various
Registrars General. I found it fascinating and I hope that you will too.
Incidentally, I don't know how one would normally access this file - I could
find no way to do so from the usual way into this website, or from the site
layout etc. I only found it by accident whilst looking for something else.
If you are in UK, I hope you are all enjoying your long weekend.
Adelaide, South Australia
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