1921 Census

Only a week to wait for the release of the 1921 Census of Great Britain.  No census was taken in Ireland in 1921 because of the ongoing war of independence. 

The census was (and is) carried out every 10 years and released 100 years later.  But the 1941 census was cancelled due to the war and the 1931 census returns for England and Wales were destroyed by a fire in 1942.   So, this will be the last full census to be made available for the next 30 years.  A national register taken in 1939 (for the purpose of producing wartime identity cards) is already available.  Many names are blanked out and the recorded details are different to a normal census, for example it doesn’t show the relationship between people in a household. 

Our subscriptions will allow us to search the 1921 census, with additional charges for viewing the records.