Category Archives for Census
Ancestry.co.uk have now finished indexing the final parts of the 1911 Census. That now means that Essex is at long last is available. To celebrate the completion of the index they are offering free access to the 1911 Census for the week-end of 11-14 May 2012.
If you have previously obtained details of your ancestors in the 1911 census from one of the census suppliers such as Findmypast or Ancestry, it may be worth going back to check the return again as the ‘infirmity’ column previous blanked out can now be revealed. In 2006 the Information Commissioners Office Ruled that the [...]
The forthcoming 2012 looks to be a good year for family tree researchers. Findmypast.co.uk have announced some useful archives which will be added to their site during 2012. These include the 1881-1901 Scottish censuses, giving the the most complete England, Wales and Scotland census collection. Three million crime, courts and convicts records in partnership with [...]
Ancestry.co.uk have just announced that they have just completed the first part of the transcription of the 1911 census. The first release covers Wales, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. These are now fully searchable by name and place, and all the occupants of the house are indexed. At the moment only the householders schedules [...]
Lord Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and former Olympic Medal winner, explored his grandmother’s side of the family, and in particular, his ancestors’ ownership of a slave plantation in Jamaica. Because his male ancestors were wealthy landowners, he was extremely lucky to have portraits of at least four [...]
The latest podcasts from The National Archives include three which may be of interest to family tree researchers. Behind the scenes: two centuries of census-taking. This looks at how the ten-yearly census was organised and how it was carried out. You may also be interested in our article on the census. The Metropolitan Police: an [...]