We have just completed the second part of our 1911 England and Wales Census transcriptions with records covering London, Lancashire, Yorkshire and 17 other counties now fully searchable.
Last month we released searchable records for Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. With this latest addition, we have concentrated on England’s busiest areas to help you find your family.
Not surprisingly, the most populated region at the time was the City of London. You may find an ancestor living among the 4.5 million people that called the capital home in 1911.
Yorkshire, Lancashire, Warwickshire and other areas across the country were also thriving in the early 20th century. The Industrial Revolution was complete by this time, and people were flocking to England’s towns and cities to take advantage of new opportunities for work.
Here’s a full list of the areas that are now searchable:
- Channel Islands
- Isle of Man
- Royal Navy
- Yorkshire – East Riding
- Yorkshire – North Riding
- Yorkshire – West Riding
Unlike other censuses from England, the 1911 census provides you with the actual forms your ancestors filled in, complete with their handwriting and signatures.
We are continuing to work on the remaining transcriptions – these will be finished next year.