08 December 2011

Ancestry adds 1911 census of England

It's taken a while but Ancestry announces they have the 1911 census for England, as well as Wales, the Isle of Man and Channel Islands, indexed and online.

Taken on the night of Sunday, 2 April 1911 the original information is a form, one per household, giving name, relationship to head of family, age at last birthday, sex, marriage details (including number of children), occupation (for people age 10 and over), birthplace, nationality, infirmity (deaf, blind, lunatic, etc.; infirmity information will not be available until 2012 for privacy reasons), postal address

There are forms to institutions such as hospitals, prisons, and workhouses. Men on Royal Navy and merchant marine vessels were counted, as were the families of military personnel stationed overseas.

Find it at http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2352

Don't forget to check the corresponding record in the census summary book, also on Ancestry, with information on the type of property (such as a house, flat or shop), and statistics on the local population.

1 comment:

Lois Hellemond said...

Thank you John for this update. Your blog is becoming invaluable to me as you give these heads ups and make my genealogy quest more efficient.
Lois from British Columbia