FreeCEN2, launched on 31 July 2017, is the updated version of the original FreeCen and offers new and extended search options. It offers access to an online database of UK census returns 1841-1891. Many counties in England, Scotland and Wales have been completed with transcripts online. Data is being progressively added as it becomes available. Use the Database Coverage tab to check what is available.
TIP: These records have been indexed by volunteers who are familiar with the place names and surnames of the area so there are fewer indexing errors and you have a better chance of finding your family.