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 the household. To view the original census schedules for England and Wales, you will have to select one of their membership options, or pay-as-you-go.
For more information on what is contained in the census returns see our page: The Census 1841 – 1911