Through a license agreement with The National Archives of England, Wales and the United Kingdom, MyFamily.com has begun the process of digitizing the 1.47 million original census images on 1813 rolls of microfilm that comprise the 1901 Census. MyFamily intends to publish additional indexes and images from the 1901 Census weekly, bringing millions of records to the site throughout the coming months. Upon completion, the 1901 Census online will contain 32 million names and will be fully indexed and searchable by name, county and parish, with search results linking directly to images.
MyFamily plans to release all available census returns from 1841 through 1901, making Ancestry.co.uk among the largest commercial online repositories of UK family history records. The census returns are among the most popular records at The National Archives because they are a key source for those researching family history. These records offer a wealth of information on individuals and families, including age, occupation and place of birth.
In addition to the 1901 Census, Ancestry.co.uk hosts a collection of family history records containing more than 200 million names. These historical records offer information about people living in the UK going back to the 1500s. The collection includes the complete 1891 Census, including index and images, a partial 1871 Census, and a free index to civil registration records, as well as parish, probate, marriage, and baptism records. Unlimited access to the entire collection of UK records, including the newly released 1901 Census, is available to subscribers for 59.95 pounds Sterling as an annual subscription or 24.95 pounds Sterling as a quarterly subscription.