Check addresses using 1911 summary books
Alongside the household schedules, Ancestry has digitised the 1911 census England summary books ( bit.ly/anc-1911-summary). 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.