- PREISTNAL - PRISTNAL etc.
The UK Census has been carried every 10 years since 1801 but the returns from 1841 are generally classed as the oldest UK returns of any consequence,
with the census returns now online for every 10 year period up to and including 1921. The 1921 census was released by Find My Past on 6th January 2022. This will be the last census to be released until the 1951 census expected to be released in 2052. The census of 1931 was destroyed by fire during WWII and the 1941 census did not take place.
All the census returns are available in various transcripted, filmed and scanned image sources.
These census web pages contain details where available of all Priestnalls recorded in the census returns, with the majority of the returns checked against the original records.
The census records list individuals as they were transcribed, but are
by no means comprehensive, and will be updated as information becomes
available. Full census details remain the property of the National Archives, formerly the Public Record Office and are available from various sources on microfilm, microfiche and online via subscription websites where generally the original image is available to view.
A number of persons from the Priestnall family have also been extracted from the United Sates Federal census and have been given their own page available from the census menu bar. The United States Federal Census are again every ten years but their census dates are always a year before the UK census and are available after 72 years, the first census being in 1790 and the latest available being 1940. It is expected that the 1950 United States Federal Census will be released in April 2022.
The two main subscription sites for the available census are Find My Past and Ancestry where the images can be viewed. There are slight differences between the way each site transcribes and indexes the records.
Another useful resource recently available is the 1939 Register which recorded details all persons in the Uk at the outbreak of WW2. Transcripts of Priestnalls etc., are now available, linked from the menu bar. There are restrictions on the details released in that persons less than 100 years old and not confirmed deceased prior to 1991 are closed within the registers. The main site that the registers may currently be viewed at is Find My Past.