01 December 2009

Findmypast.com completes 1841-1911 England and Wales census collection

With the completion of the census series from Findmypast.com there are now two options for the (1841 - 1901) digitized census records for England and Wales. Ancestry.co.uk have had their series complete for some while. In addition Thegenealogist.co.uk has full transcriptions linked to images for all censuses from 1841 to 1901, except for some counties in 1881.

Here is the information from Findmypast.com on their recent additions. They are the only company to offer the 1911 census.

The 1851 census has been completed and can be searched and viewed in all its glory. We’re now the only site where you can search the complete 1841-1911 census collection.

These newly-transcribed records give you the chance to search for those ancestors you can’t find on other versions of the census. And all the ancestors you’ve already discovered can be viewed again on our new high-quality images – probably the clearest and most faithful online reproductions available.

The new counties and records are: Derbyshire, Durham, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Somersetshire, Wiltshire, Isle of Man, Ships at Sea, Royal Navy at Sea, British Ships in Port.

Discover your ancestor’s precise age. 1851 was the first census to reveal the precise age of each householder – on the 1841 census everyone over 15 had their age rounded down. If an ancestor was alive in 1851 but had perished by 1861, our new records could well be the only way you’ll track down their birth record.

The 1841-1911 census subscription – only on findmypast.com
As well as being the only site to offer a complete 1841-1911 census collection, we’re also the only place you can subscribe to the 1911 census.


Luke said...

I have always used Ancestry for 1841-1901 census research. And whilst the transcription is good, there are some errors & some ancestors that can't be found.

Do you think it's worthwhile getting another subscription to FinMyPast in case they have better transcriptions of what you are looking for?

JDR said...


FMP have just announced a 14 day free trial for new users. You can view up to 400 record views during the trial which does not include the 1911 census.

You might also was to see if FreeCEN has transcribed the place and time of interest.

Depending on what you know about the person try getting around possible transcription problems by searching on combinations of a partial last name, first name, birthplace and birth year.