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- Do not worry if you do not have a lot of information. You only need a surname to search and get results.
- You can search for an exact match, a similar match or a name that starts with a specific letters (e.g. Ja) by selecting the option from the drop down box.
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This table shows all the names that match your search in the 1911 Census Records.
To view a match click the ‘View’ button. This will take you to the transcribed details taken from the original image where you can see more valuable information such as marital status, address, occupation, as well as other people living at the same address.
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You can search for a census using the unique reference numbers. No other details are required, but each field is mandatory. This is an easy of finding a specific page of the census if you are unsure of the names of the inhabitants.
Piece - this is the collection of books filled in by the census enumerator. They will cover a particular district.
Folio - this is the number that was stamped on each individual sheet of the enumerator’s books. If the person stamping the folio number lost concentration then they may have missed a page or stamped the same number twice on two consecutive pages.
Page number - this is the page number of the enumerator’s book.
When searching the 1911 census using a reference number you also need to add in the RD (registration district), SD (sub district), ED (enumeration district) and the Schedule numbers.
The 1911 census for England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday the 2nd April 1911. The total population was declared to be about 35,000,000. The 1911 census includes all individual households as well as prisons, workhouses, naval and merchant vessels. It also provides an approximate count of the homeless.
- The 1911 census includes extra information that hasn't been seen in previous censuses.
- You'll see details of which industry or service they are working in as well as details about your ancestor's marriage.
- You'll see how long they have been married and how many children they have had within that marriage.
- This includes the number of children still living and the number that died.
Winston Churchill can be found in the 1911 census. His occupation is listed as 'One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries Of State'.