France, Hérault, Census, 1891 - FamilySearch Historical Records
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France, Hérault, Census, 1891
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|Flag of Hérault|
|Location of Hérault, France|
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|Title in the Language:||France, Hérault, recensement de la population, 1891|
|Archives départementales de l’Hérault (Departmental Archives of Herault), Montpellier|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection consists of population censuses (recensements de la population) from the department of Hérault in the historic region of Languedoc (modern Occitanie) for the year 1891. Availability of records may vary by year and locality.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
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- Address, including city, street, and house number
- Number of households in the same house
- Number of individuals in the household
- Surname and given names of individuals in the household
- Genders and ages of individuals in the household
- Occupations of individuals in the household
- Nationality of family
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see below for assistance in citing this collection
- Use the information which has been discovered to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
- Continue to search the index to identify additional entries for children, siblings, parents, and other relatives
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Consult the France Record Finder to find other records
- When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which individual is correct. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to determine which candidate is the correct person. If listed, a personal title may be a clue to property ownership or occupation, either of which might be noted in other records
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- Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible candidates which can then be examined for matches
- Search the records of nearby localities. While it was uncommon for an individual in this period to move more than about 20 miles from their place of birth, smaller relocations were not uncommon
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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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