England Guided Research
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England and Wales Census Records, 1841-1911
If your ancestor lived in England or Wales between 1841 and 1911 use The England and Wales Censuses.
The records may have the county where your ancestor was born.
Some surnames are more common in certain areas. Checking a surname distribution map may locate the likely region or area your ancestor is from.
England Jurisdiction Map
This map shows possible jurisdictions (locations) where local records were kept.