Local Population Studies Journal

The journal Local Population Studies was first published as a newsletter and magazine in 1968, and later became a formal historical journal. It is published twice a year, and is unique in its focus on population and society in a local and a community context. Subscription to Local Population Studies is included in membership of the LPSS.

We welcome submissions of research articles and shorter pieces to the journal. If you are interested in submitting your work, please see the submit an article page.

Accessing the LPS journal online

We’ve recently moved the LPS Journal from Ingenta Connect to our own website. Thank you, as always, for your patience while we finalise the move. You can now access most issues since 2012 through the pages on this site. The most recent 2 years of issues are available to members only; you should receive a short password from the LPS secretary or through your subscribing institution (e.g. on the Journal’s page of the library catalogue). If you encounter any issues, please contact web[at]localpopulationstudies.org.uk

The Society has also made older issues of the Journal freely available on the Society website, which are available on our older webpages (they look a bit out of date, but still function). If you have any problems with the pages, or would like a copy of a specific article, please contact web[at]localpopulationstudies.org.uk.

Contents of recent issues (2021-23)

Note that all papers except those that are Open Access are on our passworded pages, for members and subscribers only.

First view articles

Helen Bates and Stephen Walker, Investigating the Darley Abbey Grave Slabs.

Local Population Studies, Number 109 (Autumn 2022)

Local Population Studies 108 (2022)

  • Contents, contributors, editorial, book reviews
  • Andrew Hinde, 404PLUS: Back to the 404 Parishes and Beyond – Local Population Studies Society Spring Workshop 2022
  • Sadie McMullon, Marriage Horizons in Fletton 1891-1911: the Hidden Narrative behind the Parish Marriage Registers
  • Miriam Angélica Camacho Martínez, Lourdes Márquez Morfín, Patricia Olga Hernández Espinoza, The Effects of Social Value on Child Mortality: the Case of El Sagrario Parish, Zacatecas, México, 1835-1845
  • Peter Jolly, Strategies for Survival: Charwomen in Rural Berkshire
  • Sue Jones, The 1727-1731 Demographic Crisis in Non-Metropolitan Surrey
  • Tom Heritage, The Future of our Ageing Population: Lessons from the Nineteenth Century

Local Population Studies 107 (Autumn, 2021)

  • Contents, contributors, editorial, conference reports
  • Sue Jones, ‘Big Data’ and Parish Registers: a Case Study of Mortality in Early Modern Non-Metropolitan Surrey.
  • Paul Schoon, The Bedfordshire Demographic Crisis of 1727-1731: some Evidence of Differentiated Socially Selective Mortality.
  • Lisard Palau Elcacho, A Short Note on Women’s Work in the Textile Industrial Colonies of Inland Catalonia in the Early Twentieth Century.
  • Andrea Corsale, Geopolitical Conflicts seen through Transnational Identities: a Case from the Ukrainian Community in Cagliari, Italy.
  • Prisca Greenhow, Sparrow Catching in Mattishall, Norfolk in the Early Nineteenth Century.
  • William Farrell and Andrew Hinde, Review of Recent Periodical Literature
  • Chris Galley, Infant Mortality in England, 1538-2000: Decline in the Twentieth Century. [Open Access]

Local Population Studies 106 (Spring, 2021)

  • Contents, contributors, editorial
  • Marion R. Hardy, The Seasonality of Marriages and Baptisms in some Devon Seafaring Parishes
  • Dave Postles, Literacy and Locality in Two Midlands Industrialising Places, 1754-1812
  • Cathy Day, Illegitimacy and its Effects on Marriage Prospects in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Rural England
  • Sarah L. Rafferty, Can Indirect Estimation Methods and the Medical Officer of Health Reports ‘Correct’ Distorted Infant Mortality Rates Reported by the Registrar General? The Case of London, 1896–1911
  • Book Reviews
  • Chris Galley, Infant Mortality in England, 1538-2000: Stability and the Beginnings of Change, 1837-1910 [Open Access]