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Search the 1921 Census of England & Wales

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Search the 1921 Census of England & Wales

in 1921

or try an advanced search

Collage of life in the 1920s

What is the 1921 Census?

Was your grandma one of the first female racing car drivers? Or your grandpa one of the last mole catchers? The 1921 Census reveals where they were, who they were with, and what they were doing one summer night a century ago.

The most extensive British census open to the public, this detailed snapshot of 38 million lives is only available online at Findmypast. We're delighted to have been chosen by The National Archives to bring it to you.

1921 Census discoveries

After 25 years of searching for his records, I was delighted to find my grandad on the 1921 Census, stationed in India.

Dee Clarke

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The 1921 Census helped me to break down the most life-changing of ‘brick walls’. I've discovered my mum's birth mother and family.

Sally Colegrove

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


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Exploring the 1921 Census

Watch our handy video to see how easy it is to unlock incredible census stories. From pinpointing the right relative to tracing house history, this must-see guide will get you started and keep you on track.

Transcript $3.50 US, original image $4.90 US

How much does the census cost?

It costs $3.50 US for every record transcript and $4.90 US for every original record image.

This will cover the cost of digitizing and transcribing the 18,235,242 images created from the records supplied exclusively to us by The National Archives. It means these precious records are accessible, commitment-free, for everyone.

For all 12-month Ultimate subscribers there is a 10% discount on any 1921 Census purchases.

Frequently Asked Questions

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