In August we launched our biggest collection of the Year – the UK National Probate Calendar – online for the first time ever. Here at ‘Ancestry Towers’ we were understandably excited and, ahead of the formal announcement (and careful to keep the exact record collection being launched a secret), we first relayed news about ‘our biggest launch of the year’ on this very Blog.
This was then further relayed via our respective Twitter and Facebook pages, amid much speculation from our always-enthusiastic members about the identity of the records about to be made available. Whilst one or two of you guessed correctly (gold stars to you) and the Probate Calendar has gone on to become one of the most popular collections on our website, reading the comments on our blog and Facebook fan page, one couldn’t miss the strength of feeling around having access to another major record set on Ancestry.
‘We want the 1911 census!’ was the clear and resounding message. “We’re fed up with paying such high fees for access to this information – when are we getting the 1911 census?” came the unmistakable cry from our members. And so it is today that we are delighted to be able to confirm the full and complete England and Wales 1911 Census is coming to Ancestry.
Starting with an initial launch of content later this year and finishing up sometime in 2011; all the convenience, powerful intuitive search, product innovation and value you’ve come to expect will also apply to the latest, largest and most significant England and Wales census resource yet.