Summaries of the 1911 census have recently been added to the Ancestry websites.
At Ancestry.co.uk and its sister websites, you can now find summaries of the 1911 census of England, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
The summary pages list:
- No. of schedule;
- Kind of building:
- Name of occupier;
- Whether dwellings or tenements – inhabited;
- Whether dwellings or tenements – uninhabited;
- Whether dwellings or tenements – building;
- Whether buildings not used as dwellings;
- Population – males;
- Population – females;
- Population – persons.
This is quite useful if you want an overview of who lived in an area, but beware if you’re looking for someone in England on the Welsh border. Lydney in Gloucestershire, for example, is included in the Welsh summary books, as it was part of the Chepstow enumeration district.
Also, most of the occupiers are listed without their forenames, so searching with a forename is unlikely to give you any result.