The following announcement was sent to Olive Tree Genealogy Blog and I'm off to take advantage of this offer. Hoping I can find my English grandmother.
The 1911 Census is complete at Ancestry.co.uk.
They've finished all the transcriptions, so you can search for your
relatives just as you would in any of their other census records. Better
yet, they've made the whole thing absolutely FREE 11-14th May!
This is perhaps the most detailed
family history collection available anywhere online. It includes over 25
million records, with a separate page dedicated to each household. You
can see each entry in your ancestors' original handwriting, and look for
any extra notes they made. Some helpful souls even added potted
histories of their movements or occupations. See a 1911 Census record
also find extra columns not included on previous censuses. You can
discover the industries people worked in, how long couples had been
married, and how many children they'd had. This last point is
particularly useful if you've found birth records that don't seem to
tally with your existing discoveries.
To help you pick out every last detail, Ancestry.co.uk
have created an exclusive record viewer, especially for the 1911
Census. This viewer makes it much easier to spot the ancestors you've
searched for. Plus, move your cursor along their entries, and you'll be
given an expert analysis of what each column is telling you ? and a
transcription of any difficult handwriting. Read more about the census
1911 marked the end of an era, with the Industrial
Revolution complete and World War I just three years away. The Census
reveals whether your ancestors kept to tradition as butlers and maids,
embraced change as miners or factory workers; or fought the system as
This is the perfect chance to discover your recent relatives. Log in to Ancestry.co.uk to search the entire England & Wales 1911 Census for FREE.
Search the 1911 Census now.