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What Are Census Indexes?

Local and family history A-Z > Census indexes
  • Census indexes enable you to search records by specific features
  • If you use census records online you will be able to search the records by various features anyway, so separate census indexes are not normally necessary
  • Separate census indexes of names are useful if you are using census records on microfiche or microfilm, because these records are arranged by area and by street, not by surname
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Page last updated: 5th April 2011