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1911 census on Ancestry

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 […]

Episode 3 of WDYTYA

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 […]

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Latest podcasts from The National Archives

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 […]

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Scottish 1911 census

Those with Scottish ancestors will be pleased to read that the 1911 Scottish census is now available on Scotlands People website. Unlike the English census which was released earlier than the 100 years’ restriction to public access, the Scottish census has been restricted for the full 100 years. Payment of £7 buys you 30 credits. […]

What will you be doing on 27 March?

To celebrate the forthcoming UK census on 27 March, Ancestry.co.uk are offering open access to their census collection on the 27 March. This covers the years 1841 to 1901, but not 1911. This offer will allow you to view their indexes which will provide information on your ancestors’ ages, birthplaces and name of others in […]

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Census and Society: an exhibition

Here in the UK on 27 March 2011, we take part in the ten-yearly census. To mark this occasion, the British Library are holding an exhibition Census & Society: why everyone counts from 7 March until 29 May 2011. The exhibition ‘explores how the census has influenced our view of society and how it has […]

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