1921 United Kingdom Census Release #unitedkingdom #announcements #records


Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

  

 

The 1921 United Kingdom census will be released on January 6, 2022. This was announced by the IAJGS Records Access Alert on October 30, 2021.  To access the digitized census to view and search you will need to create a free Findmypast account at: 

 https://www.findmypast.com/help/articles/4409232773649-do-i-need-to-sign-up-to-a-findmypast-account-to-view-the-1921-census-

 

While you can search for free, to view the records one is required to pay  on per view basis using Findmypast micropayments…see: https://www.findmypast.com/help/articles/360009238938-how-much-will-it-cost-to-access-the-1921-census-online-

 

In the US these charges will be $3.50 for a transcript and $4.90 for an image.

 

For prices in the United Kingdom, Ireland an Australia see:

UK https://www.findmypast.co.uk/help/articles/360009238938-how-much-will-it-cost-to-access-the-1921-census-online-

Ireland: https://www.findmypast.ie/1921-census

Australia:  https://www.findmypast.com.au/1921-census

 

You will find all the usual things one expects in a modern census: the name, age, sex and birthplace of everyone in a household; their relationship to the head of household; and the marital status for all individuals over 15. New features of the 1921 census are: Divorce was an available as a marital status; children under 15 could report whether their mother, father, or both were dead; and if a person was employed their occupation, employer and the employer’s address were included.

 

You will be looking at the last census available for England and Wales for 30 years as the 1931 census was destroyed by fire and the 1941 census wasn’t taken due to the Second World War. You will encounter a population deeply impacted by the 700,000 men who were killed during the First World War.

 

To read the previous IAJGS Records Access Alert postings about the UK 1921 census and more, go to the archives of the IAJGS Records Access Alert at:  http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts  You must be registered to access the archives.  To register go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts  and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which genealogical  organization with whom you are affiliated   You will receive an email response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

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