Pinpoint ancestors' homes from the 1911 census on historic maps at TheGenealogist


23 December 2021
Travel back in time and locate an ancestor’s address from the 1911 England and Wales census using contemporary and georeferenced maps on’s Map Explorer™.

This new feature allows you to pin down your ancestors to properties on a contemporary map at the time of the census in 1911. With this feature, family historians are able to walk the streets where their ancestors lived, as not only can it be accessed on a computer but also on the move, on a mobile phone.

This new tool makes it easier to link census records to properties, and complements the georeferenced Lloyd George Domesday Survey and Tithe records that are already available on TheGenealogist’s Map Explorer™. 

Where did your ancestors live at the time of the 1911 Census?

For the first time, the properties recorded in the 1911 Census can now be matched with georeferenced mapping to show where our English or Welsh ancestors had lived at the time of the census taken on the night of the 2 April 1911. The majority of London can be seen all the way down to property level, while the rest of the country will identify down to the parish, road or street.

With this new release, viewing a household record from the 1911 Census will now show a map, pinpointing your ancestor's house. Clicking this map loads the location in Map Explorer™, enabling you to explore the area and see the records of neighbouring properties.

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Discover the neighbourhoods in which your ancestors lived, and gain an insight into their lives from local churches to employment prospects in the area and the roads, rail or water links that were available. 

Find out more in this blog at TheGenealogist.

Learn all about the forthcoming 1921 Census in Family Tree's Celebratory Census Conference!