First modern UK census taken - On this day in history

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06 June 2016
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6-June-1841-Census-53976.png 1841 Census
The first modern UK census was taken on the night of 6 June

The first modern UK census was taken on the night of 6 June 1841 and recorded the details of every person and household. It the earliest census to survive in its entirety and the first to be of real use to family historians.

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