Episode 33 – The 1921 Census: a first look

After much hype and anticipation, the 1921 census is finally here.

The last census to be published for a few decades (listen to Episode 32 to find out why), this snapshot into the post-WW1 life of our ancestors will be sure to add to your research and help build a picture of your heritage.

Available initially on a pay-per-record basis, I take a first look at the records of my ancestors, and share my thoughts of the hotly anticipated world of the census, the website/searching experience, the value for money, and the information you can glean.

With there being a cost for these records, it’s important that you know what you’re getting, and I’ll give details of what you can see for free, and what you get from paying out for either the transcription or the record image. (Please remember this is only my experience, and you are – or course – responsible for any purchases you choose to make).

This episode is published as soon as practically possible after the release of the census on 6th January 2022, and more details will follow as I explore the records more deeply.

If you unearth any golden nuggets of information about your family free from the 1921 census, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – or if you have any hints and tips on getting the most from the website. It’d be great to her from you.

In the meantime – happy census-searching!

Recommended drinks to accompany this episode: Anything caffeinated. I feel a lot of research coming on.

Recommended biscuits accompany this episode: Whatever’s left over from Christmas.

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