Since releasing the 1911 Census England and Wales Summary Books last December, we’ve been contacted by a number of members who are understandably eager to know when the rest of the 1911 Census will become available on Ancestry.
We’ve already received the original records for the Census and are now hard at work digitising and transcribing them. This process is very complex and differs for each collection, and we simply don’t know exactly how long it will take at this point. Something of this size would usually take around two years, but we’re doubling our efforts to make sure the whole collection is definitely available by the end of 2011.
We know the Summary Books aren’t as useful as the full collection but we wanted to give you access to part of the 1911 content as soon as possible. Throughout the year we’ll release the rest of the content in stages. The first stage will be all the scanned record images for the entire country, which we’re aiming to make available as soon as possible. On this blog, we’ll regularly update you on our schedule and confirm any specific times as soon as we can share them with certainty.
Once the collection is released it will be available to all our UK Essentials, Premium and Worldwide members, at no extra cost.