Ricky Cooper writes:
As you probably know – a Census of population has been taken every 10 years since 1841. This information is kept for 100 years before it is released to the “Public Domain”.
The 1911 Census information has recently been released – and some providers are allowing free computer access for two or three weeks in November 2012 (perhaps you could try the Computers at Hoylake Library in Market Street?). Try Find My Past or GenesReunited.co.uk
The 1911 Census is different to all the other Census returns.
First, there are two copies – one in your Ancestors hand writing, and the second is the Official copy (there may be differences).
This Census asks more personal questions (thus inviting untruths).
This Census was also “sabotaged” by some. Particularly the “Suffragettes” -who refused to enter their details. So you may find many Husbands officially sleeping alone on Census night.
Personally – I found that My Grandfather had put “Married Twenty Years” – this was a lie. But it legitimised my Aunt who was 19 years old!
Have fun, and let us know if you find any “errors”