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census information for England & Wales inc 1911

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Joy Report 12 Jun 2009 19:15

More images available within the month at no extra cost
So far, we have only made a single image available on - the principal original page of the RG14 Household (or Institution) Summary.

Within the next month, we will make the following images available at NO EXTRA COST.

If you have already bought the original page of the household original page, you will be able to view any associated images for free, simply by returning to the record you have paid for via the “My Records” area on the website. Any new images that you buy will have all the associated images available at the flat cost of 30 credits for the lot.

June 12th, 2009 at 12:38 am
@all: an update. RG78s now look in very good shape and we will have them live on the site before the end of June. We’re targeting next week, but be aware that that is an aspiration rather than a firm commitment at this stage.


Joy Report 17 Jun 2009 22:58

Re the 1911 census - do you remember this last January? blog Blog Archive More images available within the month at no extra cost

Well, the news this evening is:
barring a major catastrophe, these images should be available within the next 24 hours.


Joy Report 18 Jun 2009 10:54

1911 census is now complete

June 18th, 2009
The final batch of records has now been added to the 1911 census, and includes the Channel Islands of Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey and Sark, and the Isle of Man.

We’ve also added records for around 135,000 soldiers based at 288 military establishments overseas, and around 36,000 naval personnel on 147 Royal Navy Ships overseas.

In 1911 the British Empire was nearing its peak and you can find soldiers and sailors located across the globe at remote outposts of the empire, as well as in other countries, such as Egypt, where Britain had a political and military presence but which were never formally part of the empire.

You will be able to search for army personnel who were stationed overseas, plus family members who went with them, as well as soldiers who were absent on the night of the census, and navy personnel who were onboard ship.


Joy Report 18 Jun 2009 18:38

Unfortunately, viewing them generates transcription amendment emails from the site and other matters that have yet to be resolved.


Joy Report 18 Jun 2009 23:07

Still a few issues to be resolved -


Joy Report 6 Jul 2009 19:48

some pieces do not have an ESB (some were lost), but some do have one which we are still matching up data for (now very few left to do). As soon as we have a definitive list of which ESBs are missing we will publish it so you can ascertain whether the ESB for your ancestor is lost for all time or just waiting for us to match it up.


Joy Report 29 Jul 2009 08:24

As well as Kew, where one can search the 1911 census free of charge:

The National Archives, in collaboration with UK-based family history website, is providing seven archives and libraries around England and Wales with free access to the recently completed online records of the 1911 census.

The seven institutions soon to launch free access to the census records are:
Birmingham Archives & Heritage
Devon Record Office (Exeter)
The National Library of Wales (Aberystwyth)
Manchester Archives and Local Studies and Greater Manchester County Record Office
Norfolk Record Office
Nottinghamshire Archives
Tyne and Wear Archives
Before planning a trip, visitors are urged to contact the relevant institution to find out when the service will be available.


Joy Report 6 Aug 2009 17:03

- for Budgie.


Joy Report 27 Aug 2009 22:40


We all have access to the site, and it is pay per view for all of us. It is free to search -

Do you use a secure server for payments?

Yes. We take your security very seriously. We use Worldpay, part of the Royal Bank of Scotland group to process your payments on our behalf and their site is well protected, using the latest encryption technology. We do not store your card details anywhere on our servers.

Can non-UK residents make payments and use the site?

Yes, customers living outside the UK can purchase PayAsYouGo credits online using a credit or debit card, in the same way as our UK-based customers. Payments can be made in your own currency by selecting the relevant option in the ’Choose currency‘ drop-down menu.

How much does it cost to view an image?

Viewing the images of the household pages uses 30 credits, which costs from £2.50 to £3.48, depending on the package of credits that you buy.

The images have all been scanned in very high quality colour – all previous censuses have only been available in black and white – giving much clearer images and greater legibility than previous censuses.

For this price you will also be able to view all the associated images for the family: this includes both sides of the household form ( RG 14); the page from the enumerator’s book,which lists the head of household for all the neighbouring buildings; summary statistical pages for the registation district and details of the enumerator’s walk (RG 78). For most searches this means that you will get at between two and seven images for your 30 credits.

How much does it cost to view a transcript?

For 10 credits (which cost between 83p and £1.16, depending on the package you buy) you can view a full transcript of everyone in the household, or a whole page of an institution. This compares with £1 to view a whole household on the official 1901 site, which was launched seven years ago.

There is also more information contained within the transcript this time around. You will get details about the length of the marriage (which will help you find registration details of the marriage). We have also transcribed every field of the census to enable very flexible searching.

Your paid images and transcripts are saved automatically in ’my records’, so you can return to them whenever you wish by logging on to the site, without needing to pay again.

For more information on credits, see About credits.

Choose PayAsYouGo credits package - Step 1 of 3
Transcripts cost 10 credits each and original pages cost 30 credits for the set of images.
£6.95 - 60 credits - £0.12 per credit
£24.95 - 280 credits - £0.09 per credit
£49.95 - 600 credits - £0.08 per credit


Joy Report 11 Sep 2009 07:55

Given a nudge


Joy Report 13 Sep 2009 13:27


Trish Devon

Trish Devon Report 14 Sep 2009 15:29

Thanks for the info Joy,
Wish they had that facility in Plymouth,
Exeter is the nearest for me, so might take a trip, and make a day of it.



Joy Report 14 Sep 2009 21:47

You're welcome :-)


Joy Report 14 Sep 2009 22:27

1911 Census subscriptions available in October
September 14th, 2009

We are delighted to announce that the 1911 census will be available in October as a new subscription package on our sister website will continue as a PayAsYouGo-only site. is the only site to offer a subscription to the census.

Subscriptions to the 1911 Census on will be available as two packages:

12 months ‘1911′ subscription: £59.95 - the equivalent of viewing 15 transcripts and images using PayAsYouGo credits.
6 months ‘1911′ subscription: £39.95 - the equivalent of viewing 10 transcripts and images using PayAsYouGo credits.
Money saving tip: if you plan to view fewer than 10 households, it will be cheaper for you to use PayAsYouGo credits rather than buying a subscription.

The 1911 Census has not been included within’s existing Explorer subscription. If you want comprehensive access to’s records, you can buy the Explorer and 1911 Census subscriptions together at a special introductory price, for a limited time. These discounted prices will be available for at least a month after the launch of the subscription:

12 months ‘Explorer and 1911′: £119.95 - a saving of 20%
6 months ‘Explorer and 1911′: £74.95 - a saving of 20%
Existing subscribers will be able to upgrade to the new combined subscription using their loyalty discount (currently 20%) at any time - if you decide to upgrade, we will automatically refund the remaining days of your current subscription at a daily rate and deduct this from the price of your new upgraded subscription. Existing subscribers will also get exclusive early access to the 1911 Census before it is made available to the general public.

The 1911 Census will be available as a subscription on no later than October 21st - to receive updates on the launch date, make sure you have opted in to receive newsletters from or


Joy Report 27 Sep 2009 10:13



Joy Report 8 Oct 2009 22:31

the list of missing RG78s is here -


Joy Report 17 Oct 2009 22:56

from the Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS)

The free access provided at the seven hubs around England and Wales was provided as a set number of credits for use on the 1911 Census website. The huge popularity of the scheme at both Tyne and Wear Archives and Museum, and Manchester Archives and Local Studies and Greater Manchester County Record Office, has meant that the credits supplied to these two areas have run out earlier than anticipated. Based on the onsite usage of the website at The National Archives (TNA) in Kew, it was estimated that the credits supplied would last for around a year. These sites ceased to have free access to the 1911 Census from 1 October 2009.

According to current usage information, the other five sites still have a good supply of credits. TNA advised each of the seven hubs that they would need to ration the credits and indeed Manchester did implement a restricted service but such was the demand and popularity unfortunately they consumed those credits sooner than anticipated. The experiment has been paid for entirely by TNA out of its own funds, and represents the equivalent of seven large-scale institutional subscriptions for a year. Credits were purchased for use on both the 1911 and findmypast websites.

The National Archives is striving to broaden awareness and access to its records right across the country and is pleased this scheme has been so popular at the Tyne and Wear, and Manchester archive services in particular. They have decided that as each regional archive exhausts its free 1911 Census credit quota it will provide it with three months’ free access to its Documents Online service. This invaluable resource for family historians includes over one million wills, five and a half million medal index cards and regimental diaries, among many other collections which are unavailable on other websites.
As far as future access on other websites is concerned, Ancestry was originally one of the bidders, but they chose to withdraw. However, they have recently stated: “ is keen to offer members the richest and most diverse range of family history content available and has begun to discuss with The National Archives the possibility of securing a licence to offer our own online access to the 1911 Census in the near future.”


Joy Report 26 Oct 2009 22:47

We all have access to the site, it is pay per view for all of us.
It is free to search -

And in a subscription package in the find my past site.


oldbean Report 14 Jan 2010 21:05



oldbean Report 14 Jan 2010 22:00