Free Genealogy UK Records Search
Census are generally considered the building block a family tree. Censuses have been taken throughout Britain every ten years and are available online from 1851 to 1911.
England, Wales, Scotland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
- UK Census
Complete index, transcription and images of England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man Census of 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, and 1911. Ancestry.com has a complete index for free plus has high-quality scans of the original records in images for a fee. Scotland census index and transcription is also available for free.
- Family Search
The Mormon genealogy site has an every name index and transcription for England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.
Incomplete Online searchable database of the 19th century UK census - 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1891 census transcription only. Shows next household and previous household. Volunteers are still working to complete the index.
- Ancestor Search Ireland Census
Locations of the available Irish census from 1821 to 1911
- Scotland Census
The official Scottish genealogy resource has free index. Images are available for a fee.