10 TRY BROWSING
This is a particularly useful tip if your ancestors lived in the same village or street for a long period. Browsing through the census for that place pageby-page might just help you to find them. Some books are very faded and difficult to read, which could explain why they have been inaccurately transcribed. Ancestry allows you to browse census collections by county, civil parish and enumeration district using drop-down boxes to the right of the search engine after a year and country has been selected. The front page of each census book provides a description of the enumeration district, explaining the route that the enumerator took when collecting the census forms and which streets are included in that book. It can then be leafed through page-by-page as you would have done when looking at the microfilm version in the archive before the records were digitally indexed by name.
Check the enumerator’s route and then browse through the records street by street if you think someone should be there