103 years ago, on the evening of 19th June, the delayed 1921 census finally took place.

Originally planned for earlier in the year, widespread strikes and general social unrest meant that the census was postponed.

For genealogists, the importance of the 1921 census cannot be overstated. With the 1931 census destroyed in a fire and no census taken in 1941 (though the 1939 Register exists), the 1921 census is an invaluable resource until the next census becomes available in 2052.

At Anglia Research, we rely heavily on the 1921 census daily for our genealogical research. Its detailed records are central to our work in uncovering entitled beneficiaries.

This census provides a detailed snapshot of life in England and Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man, as well as data on those serving in the British Army overseas. In total, it captured the details of an astonishing 38 million people.

The 1921 census was groundbreaking, offering more information than any previous census. It recorded individuals’ age, birthplace, occupation, and residence, including the names of household members and the number of rooms in their homes.

It also documented place of work and employer details, and for the first time, included ‘divorced’ as an option for marital status.

This census is an integral part of our daily work.

If you have a case that you think we could help with, please do contact us for a free initial consultation.

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