Find the key to your family mystery with unlimited access to 1921 Census of England and Wales
- These 8 billion records offer an unprecedented glimpse into the lives and loves of our not-so-distant ancestors
- Existing 12-month Pro subscribers can upgrade for just £19.99
Family history website, Findmypast, has this week revealed their new Premium subscription, which includes unlimited* access to the 1921 Census of England and Wales. You can now delve into the most comprehensive record of life in England and Wales to your heart’s content.
All family stories have chapters with open endings, mysterious myths and tall tales. These riddles can be solved with the help of the 1921 Census. Your own family story could be waiting to be unlocked.
The 1921 Census could reveal where your ancestor was living, what they were doing, and who they were doing it with in the summer of 1921. During this period of great social change, England and Wales had just emerged from the horrors of the First World War, a global pandemic, and vast unemployment. Were your ancestors embracing the roaring 20s, or just managing to put food on the table? The 1921 Census can help you find out.
You may discover more about a secretive relative, like community member George: ‘Thanks to the 1921 Census, I finally found out more about my mysterious great-grandad’s childhood.’ Or, like Sandy, you might solve the mystery of a missing ancestor: ‘The 1921 Census came out, and bingo: I found the answers I needed.’
The new Premium subscription is available at £199.99, and includes all records on Findmypast, including the historical newspaper collection. Any existing subscribers who wish to upgrade can do so on a pro-rata basis. Existing 12-month Pro subscribers, who benefitted from a 10% loyalty discount on 1921 Census purchases, can upgrade to the Premium subscription for just £19.99.
Digitised in partnership with The National Archives and the Office for National Statistics, the work took three years to complete, and preserved some of the nation’s history for all time. The Census can be accessed online on Findmypast (with a Premium subscription or with micropayments), or for free from one of three regional hubs.
Have you played detective already, and solved a mystery with the 1921 Census? Anyone wishing to tell their story can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or submit details via the form on the Findmypast blog.
Mary McKee, Head of Content Publishing at Findmypast said; “The 1921 Census has been out in the world for nine months now, and we’ve been amazed by the discoveries our community have unlocked. With our new Premium subscription, our members can explore the lives of their 1920s ancestors to their hearts’ content. More people than ever now have the chance to discover their family story, and uncover how their past could shape their future.”
Jessamy Carlson, Family History specialist at The National Archives, said: “The release of a census always provides a wealth of research potential, and the 1921 Census is no different. We’ve really enjoyed hearing accounts of what people have found about people and places so far. There’s still so much to discover from a pivotal time between the wars, when communities were recovering from a great influenza pandemic and embarking on a new era where everyday rights and roles were changing.”
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