People Count: A History of the General Register Office


Traces the historical background to the introduction of civil registration in 1837 and outlines the work of the General Register Office during a period of great social change. Contains extracts from past censuses, registration documents and quotes from the colourful and picturesque comments made by the Registrar General in drawing attention to the problems of the time. Also looks at how the information collected has been used in policy decisions, with particular emphasis on the growing demands for more medical and social data.

Author: Muriel Nissel
Publisher: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
Year Created: 1987
Publication Date/Date Made: 1987
Physical Characteristics (Dimension): 19 cm x 24.7 cm
Physical Characteristics (Description): 160-page book with card cover
Donor or Creator of Records: Wendy Gwynn
Provenance: From the library of Wendy Gwynn
Nature of Acquisition: Gift
Accession Date: February 2012
Access Conditions: Contact Archive Manager
Reference: 2318/B/GH