Complete 1911 Census now available online!

1911 Census records for England & Wales are now online, search full transcripts and view high resolution images at:

Trace your Ancestors with the 1911 Census

Family History

Why research your family history?

It is the aim of most family historians to produce a well-documented history of their ancestors, including old certificates, old photographs, and descriptive stories about them. Many find that their ancestors have done something heroic or have had a secret love, that they took part in a historical events, or something as equally fascinating. It is these interesting stories that family historians say makes their research worthwhile.

What records are available?

The main records you need to look at are Birth, Marriage and Death records and census records.

BMD (births, marriages and deaths) records are available from 1837-2005, and these tell you alot of information about a person - for example a birth certificate would give you the name, parents names, father's occupation, where they were registered, and date they were born. An index to these records are available online at or at

Census records give details of the entire family, and a census was taken every ten years. They are available to buy on CD at or to view online at, and are available for the years 1841-1901 (with the 1911 census currently being added to the website).

What about research for the 1900's?

For the 1900's, you will need to turn to the 1911 census, directories, wills and other resources, along with the BMD records.

There is a wide range of directories for most counties in England and Wales available on CD, and also online.

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