Thursday, 23 February 2012

Ancestry updates UK databases

Ancestry list some updates to their census databases for 1861, 1891 and 1911.  
For 1861 the regions involved are Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Island. Updates for 1891 and 1911 are for England.  
How complete is Ancestry's index? 
For England for 1891 they claim 27,096,333 records compared to a total population for England and Wales of 29,002,525.
For 1911 for England they claim 20,085,454 records, substantially down on their 1891 figure and the total population of England and Wales of 36,070,492 in 1911, While Ancestry apparently doesn't yet have England fully indexed for 1911 all counties do appear on the browse list. 

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