The 1911 census is complete, so I can have a look at the enumerator’s summary books at last

18 Jun

I wrote a post over three months ago about the up coming release of the Enumerator’s Summary Books for the 1911 census and how I wanted to view the page for my 2x great grandmother Mary Ann GASSON to try and pin-point exactly where Gorewood Green was in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex.

Well, finally the summary books have arrived at the 1911 census website, along with all the other remaining records, and the 1911 census blog claims that the 1911 census is now complete and who am I to argue. I must admit that I started to lose interest after the Sussex data had been uploaded and explored, because by 1911 pretty much all of my ancestors had arrived in Sussex!

Now I need to go back and see what else can be learnt from these summary books and I have already made a start with the one relating to Mary Ann GASSON. From the neighbouring properties (the Sportsman Inn, Huntsmoor, Shalfords, Gate House and the Isolation Hospital) I now have a pretty good idea of where to look for Gorewood Green, and it looks more and more like Gorewood Green is actually a varient of Goddards’ Green, the current name for the area. I think I will have to have a close look at some maps when I next visit the West Sussex Record Office.

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2 Responses to “The 1911 census is complete, so I can have a look at the enumerator’s summary books at last”

  1. Alex June 19, 2009 at 6:07 am #

    Thanks for the heads-up – I’ve been putting off looking at my Wing people until these arrived as they are what I am really keen to get my hands on. Now all I have to do is strike gold when checking the piggy bank this weekend!

  2. wanderinggenealogist June 19, 2009 at 6:47 am #

    I thought they would never arrive, but I guess they had to get Wales and all the other counties online first. It is just typical though, if they had come out a few days earlier I could have gone and checked the area whilst I was walking on Tuesday!

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