The 1841 census index has been produced, for this website, by the voluntary efforts of people
from around the world. The index is designed to enable those researching their
family history to quickly and easily search the 1841 Census for Sheffield.
Access to the site is intended to be free and copyright is reserved by the
This database contains the
of the full Sheffield 1841 census
which was first recorded on June 6th and 7th, 1841. A complete list of
the piece numbers and the areas they cover can be seen by selecting "What's
Online" from the website menu. The index can be searched by a combination of
piece number, folio, forename and surname and wildcard searches can be performed on the surname.
The information contained in the
1841 Census Index is as follows:
piece number, enumeration district, folio, registration district,
address, forename, surname and age.
Further details such as occupation and whether born in county and who else
was in the household can be provided by requesting a lookup on our message
The transcriptions (over 138,000 records) were entered over a period of 23
weeks beginning at the end of 2004 and reaching completion on the 20th of May 2005.
All entries have been checked by someone other than the person who entered the
transcription and we have tried to ensure that the data is as accurate as
possible. Having said that, many of the census pages were very hard to read
and there may be some entries that have been mis-transcribed. In most cases it
should still be possible to identify who you are searching for using the
appropriate search parameters.
Thank you to all the transcribers and checkers
for their help with the 1841 Census index.