Yes, it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for, and the wait is now over! The 1921 Census of England & Wales has been released by Findmypast and we’re all buzzing about it!
Although it is not being offered as yet for free. On Findmypast it is £2.50 for a transcription and £3.50 to view the actual image. You can read more about the fees involved by following this link to their info page here.
However, The National Archives at Kew (Richmond, London) offers free access and with over 38 million people recorded on the 1921 census, that’s a lot of records to look through, so forward planning and preordering of the documents prior to your visit is a must. Make the most of your time and research the records you would like to view, make a note of the archival references.
Manchester Library is also offering free access as is the National Library of Wales, both known as regional hubs. The National Archives (Kew) have a press release about access, the link is here.
So, what exactly is in the records?
The 1921 census provides us with much more detail than other censuses including workplaces and whether a person was divorced, not a question that had been asked prior to this date.
Along with the workplace, the employers address and details of occupation or ‘out of work’ was recorded.
Marriage status including divorced and ‘orphanhood’ for children where both parents were deceased.
This is a fantastic resource to have in any genealogist’s toolbox and we’re excited to be able to look into the past lives of our ancestors!
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