1911 Census now linked with Historic Maps

1911 census MapsAncestry have announced that the 1911 images that they have offered online for some time now have been replaced with images that have the previously hidden ‘Infirmity’ column disclosed. Good to have full access to all the 1911 census details.

The really exciting news is that they have linked the census forms to their UK Maps Collection dating from 1896 – 1904 that they have online. I tested this out using my grandparents Alfred & Ada Hawkins who lived in Farnborough, Hampshire. I’m pleased to report that none of family suffered from an infirmity, however the map attached to the census was for Farnborough in Warwickshire not Hampshire. I then tried a search for my other grandparents William & Eliza Elliott and found them on the census correctly with the right map attached.

It would have been helpful to be able to attached the map to the individuals on my Ancestry Tree, but perhaps this is a facility that Ancestry will introduce later. Overall a good addition to Ancestry.co.uk



USA Census Free for limited time

Free USA Census Ancestry genealogy

Ancestry is offering free access to USA Census records 1790 – 1940 until 3rd September, so set aside some time this weekend to see if any of your ancestors left their homeland to seek their fortunes elsewhere. Bet they did !!!!


Free access to the 1911 census

Free access 1911 censusIf you don’t have a subscription to Ancestry.co.uk then you will be interested in their latest offer. Census are the back bone of 19th century family history so this is a really good opportunity. Free access to the 1911 census of course comes with terms and conditions, but they seem straight forward.

Free access from 00:00 on 13/8/12 until 23.59 on 2/11/12 (BST) to the 1911 Census Records and Summary Books for England, Wales, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. Registration is required for access by providing a name and email address.

So if you want to check out where your ancestors were in 1911. Go take a look.



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USA 1940 Census now online free

1940 census

The USA 1940 Census is now online free at Ancestry.co.uk. Every state & territory has been transcribed so if you have anyone who was in America in 1940 then here is your opportunity to see them in the census. 

The US census asks many more questions than we are used to with the UK census. Questions such as race, education, value of home or monthly rent, employment and income.


Census Finder




This website is a guide to finding free census indexes online for UK, USA & Canada.