1901 Census up and running online
November 15, 2002 3:27 PM   Subscribe

1901 Back on it's feet again... At last it's the 1901 show!(the date not the time) and the UK Public Record Office 1901 Census is up and testing again after having crashed due to overdemand earlier in theyear. And it works! I've discovered my great grandfather was a wheelwright and that his eldest son was a labourer at the gas works (I saw my first naked girlfriend in a bedroom in the shadow of that very gasworks!) and that I had a great great Uncle Percy!
posted by terrymiles (4 comments total)
Where are all the Brits, out drinking? Or just not interested in genealogy?
posted by languagehat at 9:37 AM on November 16, 2002

I found two of my extended family who were watch makers. Thanks terrymiles!

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posted by plemeljr at 9:40 AM on November 16, 2002

Great stuff. maybe genealogy is of more interest to us diaspora 'mericans. I think I found my grandmum as an east ender (spitalfields) prior to her jump over the big pond a few years after this.
posted by Duck_Lips at 2:09 PM on November 16, 2002

I'd say that the return of the 1901 data is of less interest than it having taken them over ten months to get it to a stage where they can say "The 1901 Census Online service is now in the final stages of testing, and the site is currently available 09.00 to 05.00 hours (GMT) Monday to Sunday. ". Makes you proud of our public services' command of technology, doesn't it?
posted by jonpollard at 9:16 AM on November 17, 2002

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