Trace your Ancestors with the 1911 Census
1911 Census & 1911 records
Genealogy is one of the fastest-developing hobbies in the UK. Millions of people are now researching their family history using tools like CD-ROMs and online databases to build their family trees. One of the main sources of information available to genealogists is the census records which were taken every ten years in England and Wales.
On this website, you will find some practical information about the 1911 census and 1911 data, and how to use it to find out more about your ancestors. As an example, we have a case study available for you to look at, which looks at the life of J M Barrie and where he can be found in the 1911 census. There is also information on how to use tools like CD-ROMs and online databases to build your family tree, and a section on Family History.
The '1911 News' section will provide you with a snapshot of some of the events that happened that year, including the coronation of King George V.
If you still can't find the information you're searching for, try the 'Family History Links' page, which will direct you to other related websites that can help you.
1911 Census Facts
- The 1911 Census is the first census where the original forms were kept.
- The handwriting on the original image is that of your ancestor.
- This is the first census to record full details of British Army personnel stationed overseas.
- This census asks women how long they had been married and how many children they had (including how many that had died).
For more information on the 1911 census, you can view our 1911 Introduction page.