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There is no end to the secrets and surprises hidden in the 1921 Census and now there is no limit to the access you can enjoy. With our new Premium subscription, you can delve into this century-old snapshot of England and Wales to your heart's content. Start solving those mysteries in your family story today.

What is the 1921 Census?

The 1921 Census of England & Wales is a detailed snapshot of 8.5 million households, available online only at Findmypast. We're delighted to have been chosen by The National Archives to bring it to you.

With address search, you’ll uncover who lived where at the time, what they were doing and who they were doing it with. It’s the closest you’ll get to the walls of historical buildings telling their amazing stories.

Exploring the 1921 Census

Watch our handy video to see how easy it is to unlock incredible census stories. To see address search in action, jump to the 3-minute mark.

1921 Census discoveries

Thanks to Findmypast and the 1921 Census of England & Wales, we have an amazing picture of some of the people who also called our house a home.


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Unexpectedly, I found my Gran’s brother lodging with her in the 1921 Census. Their cramped 4-room house also included seven children under 11-years-old.

Janet Hargreaves

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The address my grandmother worked at in 1921 is now a hotel hosting Afghan refugees. And ironically, I now work with evacuated Afghan families in a different hotel.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Explore the full list of 1921 Census frequently asked questions for further information.