As we told you last month, we’re going to use this blog to keep you informed of our progress with the 1911 Census, as we work towards having it all online in 2011. This is your second monthly update.
Over the past four weeks, we’ve been collecting together the scanned images of the Census pages, and processing them ready to be uploaded to our site. With over 35 million records to organise, this is no small task, but we’re making strong and steady progress.
As soon as we’ve finished this first stage, we’ll make all the images – for the entire country – available online. They won’t initially be searchable, but you’ll be able to browse them by place. So, you can use either the 1901 Census or the 1911 Summary Books to work out where your family were living, then locate the correct record.
We’ll then begin work on the mammoth task of transcribing the records. This will be done in stages. Unfortunately, we can’t say which counties will be available first until we’ve processed all the images, but we’ll keep you up-to-date with our progress through these updates.
All the 1911 Census records we release, at every stage, will be available as part of our existing Essentials, Premium and Worldwide memberships, at no extra cost.