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From: Michael J Hulme <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] 1911 census images
Date: Sun, 29 May 2011 12:29:09 +0100
Thank you to Eric for this information.
Can I just add one bit more to his finding suggestions. When you locate
your person in the Summary Book, note the Schedule Number in the left
hand column because this number also appears on the Household image in
the top right hand corner.
Just above the first household image you get on screen you will see
'Image: ??? of ???' which helps to find the correct one but do note that
there are many more images than schedule numbers. In my case I was
looking for Schedule No.89 which was Image No.178, exactly double, so
that gives you a clue to shorten the search.
On 29/05/2011 10:44, Eric Millward wrote:
> Arriving back from holiday I see that the images of the 1911 census actual
> detailed returns are on Ancestry.
> I find that the instructions given in Ancestry for searching the images are
> not sufficiently detailed for optimum ease of use.
> If this has not already been discussed on the list here is what I do to save
> some tedious browsing.
> Open the summary book images and type in a surname (most names in the
> summary books are just Mr, Mrs etc) and likely location if known from
> earlier work.
> Choose a person and open the summary book page image. Note the address and
> nearby streets.
> Move to page 1and 2 of the book and note the sub-registration district
> (e.g.Stockport First) and enumeration district (e.g.12).
> Now open the returns images (e.g. England) and enter the location,
> sub-district and enumeration district.
> At the top right corner there is the page number and total number of pages.
> Using successive approximations and watching for the nearby street names
> noted earlier it does not take long to home in on the required persons
> actual details.
> Until the returns are indexed on Ancestry this is not an unreasonable method
> for a few vital names but it does rely on some prior knowledge of likely
> Eric MILLWARD.
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> http://genman.worldonline.co.uk/FamilyHistory.html (updated 27 May 2011).
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