The 1911 Census of England, Wales, Channel Islands and Isle of Man was taken on the nights of 2nd and 3rd April. It collected detailed information on the people who spent the night in each household, including their names, marital statuses, ages, occupations and birthplaces.
We now have the full 1911 Census, with all the scanned pages. Currently, the only pages that are searchable using the form on the left are the Summary Books. These provide an outline of the information, including the head of the household, how many people were living there and what kind of property it was.
To use the complete census, you’ll need to select a specific collection, such as the England or Wales Census, from the list on the left. You can then use the ‘Browse this collection’ options on the right to view the records for a particular county and parish.
If you’re not sure where your ancestors were living, try searching for them in the Summary Books first to find out. Alternatively, you could locate them in the 1901 Census, then see if they remained in the same place.