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LSBU Harvard Referencing: Census

Format of the reference

You will need:

  • Name of the person
  • Year of the census
  • Census return for street, place, registration subdistrict, county
  • Public Record Office
  • Piece number, folio number
  • Page number



‘Name of Person’ (Year of census) Census return for street, place, registration subdistrict, county. Public Record Office: piece number, folio number, page number.


‘Thomas Wilson’ (1861) Census return for New Row, Willington, St Oswald subdistrict, County Durham. Durham Record Office: PRO RG9/3739, folio 74, p.11.

In-text citation: (‘Thomas Wilson, 1861)



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