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Referencing with APA: Census


To be made up of:

Name of person (in single quotation marks)
Year of census
Census return for ... (in italics)
Street, place, county (in italics)
Registration subdistrict (in italics)
Public Record Office:
Piece number, folio number, page number
OR if you retrieved the certificate online, add:
Retrieved from… URL 

In-text citation:

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

Reference list:

‘Mark Jones’. Census return for Leeds Road, Bishopthorpe, York subdistrict, North Yorkshire. Public Record Office: PRO YO9/3765, folio 89, p. 8. Retrieved from