Calling all family history super sleuths! Can anybody tell us what is recorded in the infirmity column of this 1911 census return?
This morning, after months of searching, we finally came across an astonishing historical document in the 1911 census. Emily Davison, the suffragette who was to die in 1913 after throwing herself in front of the King’s horse at the Epsom derby, is famously said to have secreted herself in the House of Commons at the time of the 1911 Census… Read more ›
Findmypast.co.uk has just carried out a survey which has revealed that young Brits shy away from jobs that require hard graft and instead, one in six 18-24 year olds aspire to become a famous singer, actor or member of a band. There has never been such a stark contrast between the career choices of today’s young people when compared to… Read more ›
We are delighted to announce that the 1911 census will be available in October as a new subscription package on findmypast.com. 1911census.co.uk will continue as a PayAsYouGo site. Findmypast.com is the only family history website to offer the 1911 Census as a subscription. The 1911 Census is of immense use to family historians, and even more comprehensive than the 1841 – 1901 England… Read more ›
Overnight, we have uploaded records for the remaining English Counties (Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmorland) and added the missing Gateshead district records into the county of Durham (they were incorrectly listed as part of Northumberland – this is now fixed and they are searchable under Durham, as they should be). These are now available on our sister site 1911census.co.uk. Therefore all English… Read more ›
Three new areas are now complete and have been added to the 1911 census: the county of Durham, and the East and North Ridings of Yorkshire – an addition of 1.9 million records. The records are already live and can be searched immediately. Search for your ancestors on the 1911 census now If you have an ancestor in Gateshead –… Read more ›
We had a fantastic time at the WhoDoYouThinkYouAre LIVE! show – many thanks to those of you that came to say hello and ask us questions about the service. We only wish we had had more time to talk to you all! For those that could not make it, we will post our presentation from the 1911 classroom (which covered how to… Read more ›
We’re very proud to announce that we will be taking the 1911 Census on tour this year – first stop is the ‘WhoDoYouThinkYouAre? LIVE’ show in London on the weekend of Friday 27th February – Sunday 1st March. Of course, findmypast.com staff will also be on hand to talk to you about the findmypast.com site and all the other records. If you’d like… Read more ›