The 1911 census of England and Wales, currently available online from Find My Past alone, will become available on two more websites in the future.
Ancestry.com, Inc, parent company of the website Ancestry.co.uk, in collaboration with UK website TheGenealogist.co.uk, has announced that an agreement has been reached with The National Archives to acquire and publish online the 1911 England and Wales Census.
The two family history companies will work together to transcribe the 1911 Census, creating a searchable database which enables users to type in a name and go directly to the full colour digital image of the actual census document, handwritten in their ancestor’s home a century ago.
The complete set of 1911 Census records go live on Ancestry.co.uk and TheGenealogist.co.uk by county, starting in late 2010 and completing in 2011.
Olivier Van Calster, Vice President of Ancestry International, comments: “We are thrilled to acquire the 1911 Census and look forward to the moment members can access these valuable records on our site. The addition of this vital genealogical material means we will be able to offer our members the complete set of England, Wales and Scotland Censuses, as well as the only fully searchable England and Wales Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes and exclusive online access to the World War One British Army Service and Pension records.”
Nigel Bayley, Managing Director of TheGenealogist.co.uk comments: “The 1911 Census is a crucial step for many in finding their roots and we feel this is a vital resource that will benefit family historians everywhere. Our members voted this resource their number one dataset in a recent survey. In combination with our unique tools specifically developed to break down brick walls in genealogy, this will be a big step forward in research facilities.
“The 1911 census will be added to our Diamond subscription to accompany our complete set of English & Welsh Census and Birth, Marriage and Death indexes, Official Non-Conformist records, Parish Records, Wills, Roll of Honour and Military records.”