Women’s work – North Walls & Brims, 1911 census

Here I’m looking at women’s work for those aged 15 and over; an earlier post looked at employment overall in North Walls and Brims, Orkney. 1School leaving age was 14 in 1911 and both female 14 year olds were described as ‘scholars’. Of 203 females in North Walls and Brims, 145 were aged 15 and  |  more…

Changing occupations, 1861-1911, North Walls and Brims

Here I’m comparing employment in the 1911 census with the situation in the 1861 census. The usual caveats apply: some people were visiting on census night, others might have been away, it’s a snapshot on a particular night. First a few general changes to note: Population down from 597 to 401. Male and female numbers  |  more…

There’s more to some censuses than people

This week’s #52 ancestors theme ‘Non-population’ has been a bit of CPD (continuing professional development) as I’ve never looked at the US census non-population schedules before. What are they? Censuses mostly record people, names, ages, birthplaces, but some US censuses have additional schedules which record wider information. Agriculture, Mortality, Social statistics (1850, 1860, 1870, 1880).  |  more…

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