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  1. Birth Place

    We are developing the birth place search feature. We would be grateful if you could spare 10 minutes to fill in our Birth Place survey — this will take you to a new tab/page, so you can come back to this tab/page to complete your search.

Census location & year

Filters are applied to the results of the specified search, they are not search criteria. (Those people who use spreadsheets will likely be familiar with the concept). The best way of proceeding is to run a search without applying any until you get a good "sample" of results (e.g. 3-400) and then apply filters to those results by revising the previous search. Please read the Help carefully BEFORE using the filters as their usefulness varies according to the year of the census.

  1. Search times are limited to 100 seconds.
    Please do not restart the search once it is working as this will actually slow the process.
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