Monday, 11 July 2011

Census conference at the National Archives

OK, this one looks a cracker...! Thanks to Audrey Collins at the National Archives for the following:

Celebrating the Census conference – book now to get early bird discount

The National Archives is holding a one day conference at Kew on Saturday 1 October 2011. The conference is for anyone who wants to know more about the census – from genealogists to local and social historians.

The conference will look at all aspects of the census and at what this rich source of information can tell us about our ancestors and society through the ages. Speakers will include specialist staff from The National Archives, academics and professional genealogists. Ancestry, Findmypast and Genesreunited will also be offering hands-on workshops on census searching.

Places are limited and are available on first come first served basis so book early to guarantee your place. Plus, if you book before 31 July you will save £5 off the ticket price.

For more, see

Click on the link and there's some further info:

Attendees will be able to hear from the creators of the websites HISTPOP and A Vision of Britain through time. Other speakers will look at censuses of Scotland, Ireland and further afield, at the history of the census including the Suffragette boycott of 1911, conservation of the census returns, and how to make use of the census in your research.

Tickets cost £30 each, but there's a £5 discount if you book before July 31st.

I'm seriously tempted to go down for this one!

(Thanks Audrey!)

UPDATE: Dee Williams from the ScotlandsPeople Centre will be talking on Scottish censuses also, whilst Helen Kelly will be travelling from Ireland to talk about the Irish censuses. Full programme available at

...and I've now booked a place!


1 comment:

Yvonne said...

Hope to see you there.