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Referencing with Harvard: Census


To be made up of:

  • Name of person (in single quotation marks).
  • Year of census (in round brackets).
  • Census return for ... (in italics).
  • Street, place, county (in italics).
  • Registration subdistrict (in italics).
  • Public Record Office.
  • Piece number, folio number, page number.

If you retrieved the certificate online, add:

  • Year of last update (in round brackets).
  • Available at: URL.
  • (Accessed: date).

In-text citation:

Mark Jones moved to York in the 1950s (‘Mark Jones’, 1956).

Reference list:

‘Mark Jones’ (1956). Census return for Leeds Road, Bishopthorpe, York subdistrict, North Yorkshire. Public Record Office: PRO YO9/3765, folio 89, p. 8 (1956). Available at: (Accessed: 23 June 2015).


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