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Search your family history online for free

Seven archives and libraries across England and Wales are to get free access to the online records of the 1911 census. This will let thousands of people across England and Wales research their family history online for free.
Free access to 1911 census records

The National Archives is providing seven archives and libraries around England and Wales with free access to the recently completed online records of the 1911 census.

The census shows the records of every resident of every home, including:

* name
* age
* place of birth
* marital status
* relationship to the head of the household

The seven institutions soon to launch free access to the census records are:

* Birmingham Archives & Heritage
* Devon Record Office (Exeter)
* The National Library of Wales (Aberystwyth)
* Manchester Archives and Local Studies and Greater Manchester County Record Office
* Norfolk Record Office
* Nottinghamshire Archives
* Tyne and Wear Archives

To view the records for free you will need to physically go to one of these institutions, but with each original document costing up to £3.60 to view, this could save you a lot of money.

Before planning a trip, make sure you contact the relevant institution to find out when the service