Findmypast offers 50% off all 1921 Census purchases
- All 1921 Census purchases on Findmypast are 50% off from Friday 22 April to Monday 25 April*
- Limited-time offer gives researchers the chance to discover more about their ancestors
- 1921 Census provides a detailed snapshot of life in 1920s England and Wales
For this weekend only, budding family historians and genealogists alike can get to know their ancestors a little better with this limited-time, half-price discount. The Census could reveal where they were living, what they were doing and who they were doing it with in the summer of 1921.
This offer gives more people the chance to make amazing discoveries about their own family history, discoveries like the one made by Dee Clarke. After trying to locate her grandfather for 25 years, Dee had narrowed her search down to a list of 30 names but it was only after purchasing a record from the 1921 Census that she was able to definitively identify him. Dee said: “There was a family story that he had been in India and I thought I’d take a chance and buy the record that looked the best fit. Once I opened it, I had a gut feeling that I had finally found him; I checked against all known facts and he matched on everything.”
The 38 million records of the 1921 Census are invaluable when locating lost family but it has also been used to enlighten, or completely change, users’ perceptions of their ancestors. Lynn Sharpe credits the 1921 Census with finding out more about her grandparents. “I discovered that my paternal grandparents appear to have ‘adopted’ my grandmother’s nephew when he was only 5 years old after his parents died in 1912. Not only did they give him a home but they also ensured he had a job when he grew up. This tells me so much about their kindness and good character.”
After being locked away for a hundred years, the 1921 Census was released exclusively online at Findmypast on 6 January 2022, in partnership with The National Archives and the Office for National Statistics. Three years of intensive digitisation and conservation work was undertaken to bring these precious records of the past online for the very first time, painting a picture of life in 1921, after the horrors of the First World War and the Spanish Flu Pandemic.
The 1921 Census is the last significant census release for England and Wales for 30 years; the 1931 Census was destroyed in a fire, and the 1941 Census was not taken due to the Second World War. The 1951 Census won’t be available until 2052 to comply with the 100-year-rule.
Mary McKee, Head of Content Publishing at Findmypast, said: “Digitising and publishing the 38 million records of the 1921 Census of England and Wales was the largest digitisation project ever completed by The National Archives and Findmypast. To date, thousands of people have delved into this fascinating collection. They have unlocked family mysteries and pieced together where their ancestors were on census night in 1921. This weekend we’re excited to offer even more family historians the chance to discover their unique family stories using the 1921 Census at half the price.”
The 50% off discount is automatically applied at checkout, with no code required. No subscription is needed to take advantage of the offer. 12-month Pro subscribers who already benefit from 10% off 1921 Census purchases will automatically have their discount increased to 50% for the offer period. The offer applies only to 1921 Census image and transcript purchases, and runs from 10am BST on Friday 22 April until 11.59pm BST on Monday 25 April 2022.