Where can I find census records?
You can search all England and Wales censuses 1841 - 1911, in person, free at the
Ancestry Library Edition web site, available
in all Bedfordshire libraries
Ancestry are offering library members access to the Library Edition from home until the end of June 2021.
Click here to log in with your library card number and PIN.
- The only full census you can search free on the open web is the 1881 census, available on the Familysearch web site
- There is also a site called FreeCEN which is entirely free, both to search and to view records, but it is not yet comprehensive
- Links to census sites available in Weblinks
1841-1901 Bedfordshire census on microfiche/microfilm
1901 Bedfordshire on microfiche/film
1841 - 1901 Local areas on microfiche/film
- Flitwick Library and Biggleswade Library have the 1901 census for their local areas
- Dunstable Library, Leighton Buzzard Library and Biggleswade Library holds 1841 - 1901 census records for their local areas
Please note that information in census returns on microfiche and microfilm is arranged by area and street, not by name
Click on the place names below to see which libraries hold the census records for each place:
- A - C (Abbotsley - Cranfield)
- D - H (Dagnall - Hyde)
- I - O (Ickwell - Old Warden)
- P - Y (Pavenham - Yelden)
Page last updated: 26th June 2020