Get 50% off all 1921 Census purchases in Findmypast flash sale
- Members can get 50% off 1921 Census purchases on Findmypast from 25-29 August*
- Limited time offer allows family history fans to discover what their ancestors were doing in 1921
- 18 million records paint a vivid portrait of 1920s England and Wales
- The 1921 Census is available exclusively online at Findmypast
Family history website Findmypast is once again offering a 50% off flash sale on record purchases of the 1921 Census of England and Wales. This August bank holiday weekend, family history enthusiasts can really delve into these exclusive records and uncover incredible finds with this four-day, half-price discount.
The 1921 Census could reveal where members’ ancestors were living, what they were doing and who they were doing it with in the summer of 1921. Following its exclusive release online on Findmypast in January, many members have taken advantage of the treasure trove of data to solve family mysteries, unlock research puzzles and meet unexpected ancestors.
The 50% discount now gives even more people the chance to make amazing discoveries, like community member Helen, who found her grandmother working as a housemaid in 1921. She says, ‘The house where she lived in now a hotel and currently hosting Afghan evacuated families. Such a coincidence, as I’m working with Afghan families in Bristol!’
The 1921 Census helps researchers to view their ancestors’ experiences of the 1920s in greater detail than ever before. It includes records of divorce for the very first time, as well as poignant evidence of the impacts of the First World War and the flu epidemic in the orphanhood entries. It is also the last major census release for England and Wales for 30 years; the 1931 Census was sadly destroyed in a fire, and the 1941 Census was not taken due to the Second World War. As per the Census Act, the 1951 Census will be released in 2052.
Mary McKee, Head of Content Publishing at Findmypast, said: “The 1921 Census is a truly unique resource which allows us to peek through a window into the past. We can learn what the world was like for our ancestors during this time, and in sharper detail than ever before, uncovering unique family stories. With this four-day sale, I’m very pleased that even more budding family historians and genealogists will have the chance to connect with their ancestors. It’s the perfect bank holiday activity.”
In line with the 1920 Census Act, the 1921 Census was released exclusively online at Findmypast in January, in partnership with The National Archives and the Office for National Statistics. The project involved three years of intensive digitisation and conservation work, and was the largest digitisation project ever to be completed by The National Archives and Findmypast. This effort means these precious records were brought online for the first time, unlocked after 100 years, and can be accessed from home exclusively via Findmypast.
Findmypast encourages their members to share the stories of mysteries solved by the 1921 Census by emailing email@example.com
*50% off 1921 Census purchases is valid from 10am BST Thursday 25 August until midnight BST Monday 29 August