From our customer survey we asked you what you would like to see in a new premium subscription, the most popular resource requested was the 1911 census and after a lot of negotiation we can announce that the 1911 census is available to all Diamond Subscribers.
Nigel Bayley, managing director of TheGenealogist.co.uk has stated: “The 1911 Census is a crucial step for many in finding their roots and we feel that this is a vital resource that will benefit family historians everywhere.”
TheGenealogist.co.uk will transcribe the census records to create fully searchable records, using our unique search tools including the Keyword Mastersearch, Family Forename Search and House and Street Search.
The 1911 census was taken on the 2nd April and contains millions more records than the previous 1901 census. This is the first available census to be filled in by your ancestors, enabling you to view your ancestors handwriting.
The 1911 is thought to be one of the most important record sets as it will show family records in detail before the WW1. It will give details of where your ancestors lived, who with, age, place of birth and occupation as you would expect.
Additional pieces of information included for the first time are nationality, duration of current marriage, number of children born within that marriage, number of living children and the number of any children who had died. Extra occupation information may show details of the industry in which they worked.
With access to colour images, your ancestors own handwriting and the extra information provided on the census you can really bring your ancestors to life.
The project started late 2010, and was completed February 2012.
For full details please see: www.TheGenealogist.co.uk/diamond
Existing subscribers can upgrade to the Diamond Subscription here: www.TheGenealogist.co.uk/upgrade