The 1911 UK census is online for the first time at 1911census.co.uk
, a site from the fee-based UK genealogy site FindMyPast.com
The scheduled release date wasn’t until 2012, but public demand got it moved up. But sensitive information relating to illnesses and to children of women prisoners will be held back until 2012.
The 1911 census covers England, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, as well as those aboard Royal Naval and Merchant vessels at sea and in foreign ports. It’s also the first British census to include full details of British Army personnel and their families stationed overseas.
More than 27 million people's census entries—80 per cent of the English records—are available today. Over the coming months, 9 million records from the remaining counties of England, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, as well as the naval and overseas military records, will be added.
You can search 1911census.co.uk
by name, place and birth date (you’ll need a free registration). By summer, you’ll also be able to search on an address. Each record page view costs 30 credits; you can buy 60 credits for about $10.30.
The record images are color, scanned from the original census returns, which generally results in better images than scans from microfilm.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 8:20:15 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)