Good news today for millions of you tracing your ancestors in many of Britain’s most populated counties. We’ve completed the second part of our 1911 Census transcriptions, so records covering London, Lancashire, Yorkshire and 17 other crucial counties are now fully searchable!
We’ve now transcribed more than half of the 35 million records that make up the 1911 Census. Last month we released searchable records for Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. With our latest addition we’ve concentrated on England’s busiest areas to help as many of you as possible find your family.
Of course the most populated region of all is the City of London. Most of you will find at least one ancestor living among the 4.5 million people that called the capital home in 1911.
But Yorkshire, Lancashire, Warwickshire and other areas all over the country were also thriving in the early 20th century. Remember, the Industrial Revolution was complete by this time, and people were flocking to England’s towns and cities to take advantage of new opportunities for work.
Here’s a full list of the areas that are now searchable:
Isle of Man
Yorkshire – East Riding
Yorkshire – North Riding
Yorkshire – West Riding
Remember, unlike any previous censuses this one provides you with the actual forms your ancestors filled in, complete with their handwriting and signatures. We already have all the scanned records available, and now more than half of them are searchable. We’re continuing to work on the remaining transcriptions – these will be finished next year.