What is a census?

Find out what a census is and what it can tell you about your ancestors.

Discover your family tree

Are you new to family history? The 1911 census could be the first step of an exciting journey into your family’s past.

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Use the census to search for your ancestors

The 1911 census is a record of everyone who lived in England and Wales in 1911. It provides a unique snapshot of the lives of your ancestors. 1911census.co.uk brings this vast resource to you online, so that you can search the census simply and quickly to discover how your family lived in the past.

1911census.co.uk is the official census website, in association with The National Archives. You can now subscribe to the 1911 census (new window) on our sister website findmypast.co.uk .

What can I do on the 1911 census?


Once you are sure of the record you want, you’ll need to register and buy credits (see left) to view and print and save a typed transcript or an image of the original handwritten page.