If you could only search one record collection before becoming an Ancestry.co.uk member, which one would it be? Most of you would choose the 1911 Census – which is why we’ve made it completely free for a limited time!*
The 1911 Census is the largest and most recent of the available England & Wales census collections – and the perfect place to start discovering your family’s past. Like all UK censuses it reveals your relatives’ addresses, occupations and addresses, but it also includes extra information like how long couples had been married and how many children they’d had.
Plus, each household has its own page in the census, written in your ancestors’ original handwriting. We’ve created a special interactive viewer to bring these records to life like never before.
Most of you will have grandparents or even parents that were alive in 1911, so try searching for them first. Just type in a name, have a guess at where they lived and when they were born, and see what you can discover.