Findmypast Complete UK 1901 Census Transcription
08:56PM BST - Friday, 14 August 2009
Contributed by: Michael Bunting FSG
A brand new transcription of the 1901 census with newly scanned high-quality images is now complete on findmypast.com.
The final 24 counties and other UK territories have just been added comprising over 5.6 million new records - so you can now search the census in full at Findmypast. This new transcription has already helped researchers to find many individuals whose names have been wrongly transcribed in earlier versions.
The new additions are:
Guernsey and Adjacent Islands
Isle of Man
Royal Navy at Sea and in ports abroad
More new census records available soon
The completion of the 1901 census brings findmypast.com a crucial step closer to a full set of 1841-1901 England and Wales censuses. The 1851 census - the only remaining incomplete census - will be available in full within the next few months. Findmypast.com recently added records of 180,000 individuals from the Manchester, Chorlton, Salford, Oldham and Ashton-Under-Lyne registration districts, previously never filmed and missing from all other versions of the 1851 census. These pages were severely water damaged many years ago by flooding, some so badly that no writing was visible and many were too fragile to be scanned. Volunteers from the Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society (MLFHS) transcribed the records. Using the latest ultraviolet equipment the team was able to see writing that had not been visible in natural daylight, and to recover text invisible to the naked eye.
Over the coming months a full set of high-quality 1881 census images will be added to the transcriptions already available, thus completing the 1841-1901 census collection on findmypast.com.