Finding the England Place of Origin

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Knowing the place of origin (county or parish) in England is extremely beneficial in finding the desired ancestor. The population of England is too large to find an ancestor without, at least, knowing the county. Try the following suggestions:

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/User:Janaeelizan7/Sandbox/8



I do not know the location

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To find the county where your ancestor lived:

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Census Records 1841-1911

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If your ancestor lived in England between 1841 and 1911 use The England and Wales Censuses. The records may have the county where your ancestor was born.

Website Dates Description
www.familysearch.org Census 1841-1911 Complete Index and Images.
www.ancestry.com Census Years 1841-1911 Complete Index and Images ($)



Option B:
Surname search
Some surnames are more common in certain areas. Checking a surname distribution map may locate the likely region or area your ancestor is from.


After place is located:

Go to England Guided Research to find the vital records of your ancestor.


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