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census information for England & Wales inc 1911

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Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 17 Jun 2009 22:58

Re the 1911 census - do you remember this last January?

http://blog.1911census.co.uk/2009/01/more-images-available-within-the-month-at-no-extra-cost/#comment-3180

1911census.co.uk blog Blog Archive More images available within the month at no extra cost


Well, the news this evening is:
barring a major catastrophe, these images should be available within the next 24 hours.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 12 Jun 2009 19:15

http://blog.1911census.co.uk/2009/01/more-images-available-within-the-month-at-no-extra-cost/#comment-3154


More images available within the month at no extra cost
So far, we have only made a single image available on 1911census.co.uk - the principal original page of the RG14 Household (or Institution) Summary.

Within the next month, we will make the following images available at NO EXTRA COST.

If you have already bought the original page of the household original page, you will be able to view any associated images for free, simply by returning to the record you have paid for via the “My Records” area on the website. Any new images that you buy will have all the associated images available at the flat cost of 30 credits for the lot.




June 12th, 2009 at 12:38 am
@all: an update. RG78s now look in very good shape and we will have them live on the site before the end of June. We’re targeting next week, but be aware that that is an aspiration rather than a firm commitment at this stage.



Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 9 Jun 2009 13:43

http://blog.1911census.co.uk/

Welsh counties now released
June 9th, 2009
We are pleased to announce that all counties in Wales are now available on the site, a total of over 2.4 million individuals and over a million households.

As the 1911 census is the first where household schedules were preserved, you will find that some of the census returns are printed in, and completed in, Welsh rather than English - these amount to about 13% of the total schedules for Wales. To help those of you who are not native Welsh speakers but have Welsh ancestors, we have added a new section to the 1911 website which explains the Welsh returns and also provides translation tables to help you interpret your ancestors’ documents.

Our profound thanks to Geoff Riggs and the members of the Association of Family History Societies in Wales who have developed and made this information available - we are very grateful for your time and effort, and are sure that users of the site will appreciate your contribution hugely.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 8 Jun 2009 22:49

Welsh census online now :-)


NB They've kept it quiet; not announced on the 1911 site nor the blog; and the National Archives newsletter received today stated:
Great news for family historians - the 1911 census records for Wales should be available later this week

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 8 Jun 2009 22:33

http://www.1911census.co.uk/content/default.aspx?r=24&140

The Welsh records
You may encounter added difficulties when searching the 1911 census for Welsh records.

Two languages
Prior to the 1911 census, only the enumerators’ books were retained, and these were completed in English.

On the 1911 census, householders were given the option of filling in the form in Welsh or English. Around eight and a half per cent of the population in Wales spoke Welsh as their first language, so a percentage of the forms were written in Welsh.
These factors can make it tricky to find individuals in the Welsh records, and then understand any Welsh language results that are returned.

Common surnames
The difficulty of searching Welsh records is compounded by the fact that a few common surnames (such as Jones, Williams, Davies, and Evans) account for a large percentage of the population, and you may need extra information to narrow your search.

Common occupations
In addition, a large proportion of the Welsh population worked within a small number of industries. For example, one in 10 people worked in coal mining and one in 20 were farmers. This can make it difficult to find your ancestors among the many results.

Our search tips will help you search for both English and Welsh returns without specific knowledge of the Welsh language, and we have also provided translation tables to help you understand results in Welsh.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 14 May 2009 21:38

Thank you, Elizabeth.

Elizabethofseasons

Elizabethofseasons Report 14 May 2009 03:15

Nudge please

Important information about the census

Very useful for all new members at the beginning
of the thread.

Thank you.

Elizabethofseasons

Elizabethofseasons Report 14 May 2009 03:15

Nudge please

Important information about the census

Very useful for all new members at the beginning
of the thread.

Thank you.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 7 May 2009 22:54

http://blog.1911census.co.uk/2009/01/more-images-available-within-the-month-at-no-extra-cost/#comments

If you have already bought the original page of the household original page, you will be able to view any associated images for free, simply by returning to the record you have paid for via the “My Records” area on the website. Any new images that you buy will have all the associated images available at the flat cost of 30 credits for the lot.

Not every search result will have all of the following images available but many households will.

Extra RG14 Household (or Institution) Schedule images:

The address panel from the back of the schedule, showing the address as written by your ancestors and the registration district and subdistrict
The front page of the volume in which your schedule was stored, giving more detailed information on parishes and districts
Extra RG78 Enumerator Summary Book images
The Front page of the volume in which the Enumerator’s Summary sheet was stored
Enumerator’s Summary original page - this not only shows the names of heads of households and how many people occupied the houses (showing you the neighbours), but also lists other buildings, whether houses or not.
Population statistics for the area
a description of the Enumerator’s walk
(in some cases) a map of the Enumerator’s walk

April 27th, 2009 at 2:24 am
At the moment we are trying to decide whether to release them with partial completeness (i.e not all schedules will have the data for the moment) or to wait until the data is 100% cleared up so almost all searches will result in a full set of images.
At the moment I would say that it’s pretty much 50/50 between a partial release by the beginning of May or a full release in June. Will keep you posted.

April 30th, 2009 at 12:51 am
UPDATE: we have decided to do some additional fixing and Quality Assurance work on these before they go live to make sure everybody has as good an experience as possible - therefore we’re targeting the end of May as a release time.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 7 May 2009 22:47

http://blog.1911census.co.uk/

Update: release of Welsh counties
May 7th, 2009
On April 8 we stated that we hoped to have some data from Wales available by the end of May. This release has been put back due to the complexity of transcribing the original Welsh-language records, and we now hope to upload all of the Welsh data by the end of June.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 24 Apr 2009 15:55

http://blog.1911census.co.uk/

April 22nd, 2009
Want to find out what the statisticians of the time gleaned from the 1911 census data?
Take a look at the reports on the excellent Vision of Britain website from the University of Portsmouth

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 9 Apr 2009 18:17

The complete counties of Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmorland, which comprise 443,204 new records, are now live on 1911census.co.uk. In addition, the Gateshead data, which comprises 84,195 new records, has now been added to Durham. This means that the whole of England is now online and searchable.

The Welsh counties will be added soon.

For the latest news and updates visit the 1911census.co.uk blog.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 23 Mar 2009 09:51

for Stuart

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 8 Mar 2009 09:46

Brian, the census was released early this year, only available on the site that was given to you; and is accessible, too, now at Kew.

There could be people who have access to parish registers for Southampton; you could ask on here, on rootschat site, or on family tree forum; or there could be an online parish clerk (called OPC) for the area in which you are interested.

Happy hunting.

Brian

Brian Report 5 Mar 2009 23:08

RIGHT I THINK I UNDERSTAND NOW (FIND MY PAST) HAS THE ONLY RIGHTS TO THE 1911 CENSUS, AND TO MOVE FORWARD I NEED TO JOIN UP WITH THEM.
I SOUGHT OF NEED TO KNOW SOON AS MY SUBSCRIPTION HERE ENDS SOON AND I DONT WANT TO PAY 2 SITES FOR OBVIOUS REASON.
my problem is my age if i was older i would have info for that era unfortunately ive started and my parent are to old to give me that info they just don't remember and i have a big gap in my tree, ive tried soton council site but i can't find how to get dob cert which could get me past this brickwall, any ideas
apart from obvious make some guesses and just buy birth certs that may be right?

Brian

Brian Report 5 Mar 2009 22:56

RIGHT I LOOKED AT LINK WHICH TAKES ME TO THE SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS AND THEY REQUIRE A £45 FEE WILL THIS LET ME VIEW 1911 CENSUS AND OTHERS BEFORE . I BELIEVE YOU ARE SAYING THAT THE 1911 CENSUS WAS RELEASED IN 2006 IS THAT CORRECT, AND GR ARE NOT GETTING THE ACCESS
I SEEM TO BE GOING IN CIRCLES?

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 5 Mar 2009 22:10

- for Brian

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 5 Mar 2009 10:36

- for Audrey.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 2 Mar 2009 16:51

http://blog.1911census.co.uk/

we have now scanned all English counties and have started on Wales. We anticipate that the East and North Ridings of Yorkshire, and Durham will be available by the end of March.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 27 Feb 2009 21:02

- for Robert