Check ad­dresses us­ing 1911 sum­mary books

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - 20TH CENTURY ANCESTORS -

Along­side the house­hold sched­ules, Ances­try has digi­tised the 1911 cen­sus Eng­land sum­mary books (­mary). Use these to iden­tify the lo­ca­tion of a house where you’re un­sure about num­ber changes. Com­pare the route de­scribed in the first pages of the sum­mary book with a con­tem­po­rary map to help es­tab­lish whether your an­ces­tor’s home still ex­ists.

Note too that the de­tails given in the in­dex to the sum­mary books in­clude the name of the head of the house­hold; the num­ber of mem­bers of the house­hold; the type of prop­erty (house, flat, shop, etc); a de­scrip­tion of the enu­mer­a­tor’s route; and sta­tis­tics on the lo­cal pop­u­la­tion. These de­tails can sup­ple­ment those on the house­hold schedule, and help you to dis­cover more about your an­ces­tors’ neigh­bours – you may even be lucky enough to find more rel­a­tives.

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