Leeds Indexers

  M a i n
About Us
 Contact Us
 Internet Tools
 Links
 Message Board
 PUBLICATIONS
 Surname Interests
 News
 Search Site
 Site Map

  I n f o r m a t i o n
 Articles
 Census
 Churches & Chapels
 Maps
Parish Registers
Poll Books
Projects

Census GuessTimator
LEEDS BURIALS
Site Map
Links
 

1891 Census Project

3rd Issue available - November 2004

 

HOME : PROJECTS : 1891 Census Projects

 

 
View - Sample *** UPDATED NOV 2004 ***
Smart Name Index
Name Index
Street Index
Household Order
View
Piece Numbers Covered
Places Covered
Surnames covered and count
 
Click here to go to Publication Sales
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to read the above sample files.
   

CENSUS INDEX PROJECT

The latest update has been made possible due to a large amount of data provided by the YAS Family History Section, who are now taking an active part in the project. Thank you.

This index is produced by the 'Leeds Indexers'. The 'Leeds Indexers' were formed in August 2000 by a group of Family Historians who were actively engaged on research in the Leeds area. The 'Leeds Indexers' are currently indexing records that will be useful to both Family and Local Historians. The 'Census Index Project' is a progression from their earlier work of transcribing the census returns for the city of Leeds. It is just one of many projects they have undertaken.

This CD contains a searchable name index for the piece numbers detailed as included. Two versions of the name index are included. A 'standard' name index that is sorted as the names appeared in the actual census and a 'Smart Forename' version. ALL names have been recorded as they appear on the census (warts and all). This can cause problems when creating an index. Therefore, a smart forename version, although detailing the same names, is sorted on the variant spelling of the forename and conforms to the following rules.

  • Known abbreviations i.e. Wm indexed under William.
  • Known Pet Names i.e. Molly under Margaret.
  • Spelling Variants or a name - indexing under main name.
  • Incorrect spelling of forename by enumerator.

All names are primarily sorted alphabetically on surname. From there, they are indexed by forename then age. The 'Smart Forename' index will have variant spellings intermingled with their counterparts. Hence Bill, Wm and William will all appear in the same section. We have found grouping information in this manner can assist researchers in locating people.

It is important to note that the information contained upon this CD is to be used purely as a finding aide. Wherever possible the original records should be checked. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of the data. Due to the very nature of the records transcribed; handwriting, poor quality etc. errors do occur. The Leeds Indexers would appreciate any feedback on errors found, so they can be corrected in future publications.

Project Aims:
  • To Assist Researchers: By providing a useful finding aid, which is easy to use, in a standard format (Adobe Acrobat, see specific instructions below), which also introduces innovative features to simplify and enhance the researchers queries.
  • Scope: At the outset we are looking to complete the Leeds area for 1891, with the whole of Yorkshire as a future goal. Other areas will be considered for inclusion in the project as the number of participants in the project grows.
    Other census years have also been commenced and will be formed into separate sub-projects, again progress will depend on volunteer numbers.
  • Affordable Low pricing structure: This first issue CD-Rom has been priced at £10 there will be future updates as the project progresses. The updates will cost £5 to purchasers of a previous 1891 Project CD disc, upon proof of purchase. Each CD will have unique Serial Number, which can be registered on line with Leeds Indexers as proof of purchase. (The Serial Number will be printed on the inside of the CD inlay card.)
  • Regular updates: We are planning to release future updates on a regular basis providing project targets are reached. (50,000 entries minimum) We are hoping to achieve this by attracting volunteers to assist with the Project. Persons taking part in the Project will be entitled to a free copy of the Issue to which they have contributed, plus they will be given full accreditation on the disc (and on the Leeds Indexers site) for the part they have played in its production. (Minimum contribution by volunteers to obtain a Free Issue would be one whole Piece Number or 5,000 entries which ever is the greater)
  • To encourage feedback: from users by reporting errors and proffering suggestions. We are looking for constructive feedback in order to improve future products.
  • Key information only: By providing only "Key Information" on the CD-Rom we are hoping to encourage users to consult the original census records.
  • DATA to be accurate: We aim to provide as accurate as information as possible.

 


[BACK] [HOME] [TOP]

 

 

 

Site Search


Advanced Search

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT US | ARTICLES | CENSUS | CENSUS GUESSTIMATOR | CHURCHES & CHAPELS | CONTACT US | GUESTBOOK | HOME | INTERNET TOOLS | LEEDS BURIALS | LINKS | MAPS | MESSAGE BOARD | NEWS | PARISH RECORDS | POLL BOOKS | PROJECTS | PUBLICATIONS | SITE MAP | SITE SEARCH | SURNAMES INTERESTS


ESSAGE BOARD

Why not leave a message to fellow researchers on the Message Board or leave your SURNAME intere

MESSAGE BOARD

Why not leave a message to fellow researchers on the Message Board.

 

 
ENQUIRIES:
David Clarke:
Mike Hansell:
Steve Miller:

 

 

     
Copyright © 2000-2003 Leeds Indexers Copyright / Disclaimer