1841 census

The 1841 census is the earliest surviving which covers the whole county. It contains less information than later ones, but still has a wealth of useful information for those researching their family tree.

One of our volunteers, Andrew Apps, has prepared some error correcting templates together with some instructive videos to assist with the transcription of the 1841 census. These resources mean that the 1841 census project is an ideal introduction for those new to transcribing.

The templates and videos are available on the following links:

To obtain the Spreadsheets, click on the following Google Drive Share Folder link and click on the template most suitable for your spreadsheet software. Once the template opens, click the download button, black arrow icon, bottom right of screen to copy the template to your computer.

Google Drive 1841 templates

The videos are available on YouTube:

YouTube Instruction videos

Please note that the videos explain how to use Andrew's templates, not the ones available from the Downloads section of this website. Please use the links on this page to obtain the correct ones.

How can you help?

We are aiming to complete the transcription of the 1841 census for Sussex, as of November 2013 we have achieved approximately 30%. If you would like to help us with this ambition once you have had a chance to view Andrew's excellent videos, please contact the adminstrator using the link below who will co-ordinate the assignment of parishes to transcribers and answer any further questions as well as provide the source from which to transcribe.

Email the co-ordinator

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