1911 census images go online at Ancestry.co.uk

By Matt Elton, 26 May 2011 - 11:11am

Genealogists can now browse a complete set of images from England and Wales' most recent census thanks to the completion of a digitisation project at Ancestry.co.uk

Thursday 26 May 2011
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A sample page from the 1911 census © Ancestry.co.uk

A full set of images of entries from England and Wales’ most recent census can now be browsed online at Ancestry.co.uk for the first time.

The 35 million scanned records, at www.ancestry.co.uk, feature a range of details including name, age, the length of time that a couple had been married and the number of children born into that marriage. Although all of the pages can be browsed by subscribers to the website, including UK Essentials, Premium and Worldwide members, the option to search entries will not be available until work on transcribing the data is completed later in the year.

The new additions follow an agreement announced in November 2010 between Ancestry.co.uk, The National Archives (TNA) and TheGenealogist.co.uk. The two websites have approached the digitisation project in different ways, with subscribers to TheGenealogist's Diamond package now able to search more than 193,000 records from the county of Buckinghamshire.

 

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Explore the census images at www.ancestry.co.uk/1911

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