Lookup Missing Census Facts

Offers ways of looking up missing Census Records for UK, USA, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Germany & Norway via online web sites.

  • V4.4: Updated library module for EstimatedDeathDates().
  • V4.3: Adds reviews of Census Records for Germany and Norway but without online searches, improves the check for whether each person was at home or abroad on missing Census dates, caters for polygamous relationships when assigning married surnames & spouses in web site searches, adds the Redisplay the Last Lookup Page button, and redesigned to cope with large Project databases and rectify performance issues.
  • V4.2: Adds searches for FamilySearch and MyHeritage web sites, fixes Ancestry search codes, plus other minor improvements.
  • V4.1: Lets fragmentary Census collections be excluded, lets people with too few Name parts be skipped, adds useful Result Set columns, plus other minor improvements.
  • V4.0: Now also checks the Family facts such as Census (family), internally sorts facts by Date in case they are out-of-sequence after updates, Census Place names matching is case-insensitive and leading & trailing space tolerant, adds the [Record Id] to the Individual in the Lookup Web Page heading, and the sorting of Date columns in the Lookup Web Page that was broken is now mended.
  • V3.9: Adds England & Wales 1939 Register, and fixes minor issues with some Other household members included in Searches.
  • V3.8: Removes "new." from "" web address, reinstates V3.5 updates.
  • V3.7: Fix possible HTML/URL encoding issues.
  • V3.6: Supports FH V6 IUP 3.11.2 Unicode characters.
  • V3.5: Minimum Age threshold to exclude children from web search, and a few Census Records added.
  • V3.4: Reinstate women's husband's surnames upset by V3.3.
  • V3.3: Adds Irish Census fragments & better search web page.
  • V3.2: Uses A-Z of Record Sets search mode on FindMyPast websites, and improves search filters on all websites.
  • V3.1: Supports and revised World Search mode.
  • V3.0: Detects people abroad rather than missing for a Census. Copes with countries that held a Census in same year but on different dates.
  • V2.9: Adds Canada 1921 Census, and minor GUI updates.
  • V2.8: Uses original Surname of single parent mothers, and fixes Family Date error.
  • V2.7: Revises FindMyPast online searches, and applies birth dates with offsets in many more cases, using estimated dates where necessary.
  • V2.6: Supports all FindMyPast websites, and manages .css & .js files better.
  • V2.5: First public version.

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Is it possible to allow the user to decide where the resulting file is put?
I have a FMP subscription and have checked most of my missing records there.  If I could put the file onto a memory stick I could take it to the library and check them on Ancestry.
I have found the file a couple of times but it is fiddly and it would be better if I could give it a memorable name.

In Sunny South yorkshire

DaveTomo, March 18, 2013 at 10:46 am

@DaveT  You can always use the Save As option on your Web Browser to save it to your USB stick.

Jane Taubman, March 18, 2013 at 10:53 am

I tried an earlier version of this having been guided to it by Jane when I attended her course recently - the only issue I found with it was that, if you have a subscription for FMP and / or Ancestry, the plug-in brilliantly found the answer but then I was unable to view the source info because it had bypassed my log-in (even if I was already logged in on another browser page - I don't know if this is even something that could be fixed - or if anyone else has found it an issue.

I followed the thread where you made some changes to account for people being abroad and / or on another census which is also something that the "Kinsfolk..." query could do with too but my brain is too small to make the changes myself.

Steve Symes, January 9, 2014 at 1:09 pm

I think if you tick the "keep me Logged in" on the sign on screen the logon will work across tabs (it won't work across different browers) so if you have Chrome and IE open you will need to log in to both.

jane, January 9, 2014 at 2:13 pm

The Plugin Help & Advice has an FAQ answer to the login scenario.

tatewise, April 22, 2014 at 12:02 am


Could you explain what Lookup Missing Census Facts is looking for?

This because I have the plugin and have a list, first few of which I already have the census information. I didn't check all in the list.

Derek Kain, May 9, 2015 at 1:48 pm

The plugin looks for CENSUS facts in your file.  If you havc not used standard Census facts it will not be able to tell you have census information recorded.

Jane, May 10, 2015 at 11:00 am

Hello Jane,

Some of my census have been import from from The Master Genealogist and therefore Family Historian have called them Census (family) or Son Census (family).

Will these still be recognised?

Derek Kain, May 13, 2015 at 7:41 pm

No I suspect they are custom Family Census records and the plug in only works with individual census events.

Jane, May 14, 2015 at 7:55 am

I find this plug in very useful but not as flexible as I would like. I have tried saving it into Excel but because some of the rows are double I cannot sort the output as not all cells on a column are the same size.. What I would like is to be able to select individual years so that I can concentrate on one census at a time. At the moment I cannot easily see the wood from the trees.

Pentris, February 28, 2016 at 3:50 pm