Good news for folks searching for genealogy in the U. K. The 1911 Census is on the web.
1911census.co.uk is the official census website, in association with The National Archives. The 1911 census is a record of everyone who lived in England and Wales in 1911. Because they expected a great deal of traffic in the first few days, advanced searches are turned off temporarily, but soon you will be able to search with wildcards and so forth.
You can SEARCH FOR FREE through the census index to find an ancestor, or to find out who lived in your house. However, you pay to view. Once you are sure of the record you want, you register and buy credits to view and print and save a typed transcript or an image of the original handwritten page.
An important note: Not all the counties are up as yet. The news page of the site says these counties and establishments are currently not available:
Yorkshire, East Riding and North Riding
Isle of Man
Royal Navy (ships at sea at time of census)
Military Establishments (overseas)
Two volumes from the West Riding of Yorkshire are currently being prepared for scanning, and are not yet online. These volumes relate to parts of the Knaresborough and Doncaster areas.If you are registered on the site, you will receive an update as soon as more records become available. Alternatively, visit their blog at http://blog.1911census.co.uk/