Friday, October 10, 2008

More Records Added to 1901 Census at FindMyPast.com

Leading UK family history website findmypast.com has added the county of Kent to its new version of the 1901 census for England and Wales. Just under a million records from Kent have now gone live and can be searched at http://www.findmypast.com/CensusPersonStartSearchServlet?censusYear=1901. More counties will follow over the coming months.

NEWS OF THE 1911 CENSUS

Next year will see the eagerly awaited opening of a brand new census for England and Wales. The 1911 census has details of over 36 million people resident in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man, as well as, for the first time, a full enumeration of the British Army servingoverseas. It is the most detailed census ever produced and is an amazing resource for family, house and local historians. The first e-newsletter update about the project will be sent out shortly. To make sure you receive your copy, you can pre-register now athttp://www.1911census.co.uk/ - the official website of the 1911 census for England and Wales.

1 comment:

Henry said...

The 1911 census is significantly different as for the first time you can read your ancestor's own entry in the census, rather than an enumerator's entry schedule. this has it's disadvantages! However the census asks married women in 4 pages to detail their children and father's so is a precise genealogical tool. It also fills a vital gap since Births registrations do not include mother's maiden names at this period. The next 3 years are going to be fascinating.
If you want a summary by county go to http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/census/table_page.jsp?tab_id=EW1911POP2_M5&show=DB The Vision of Britain site contains more inforamtion about the census.