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21 ways to make the most of the 1921 Census

The Findmypast team
6 January 2022

The 1921 Census of England & Wales is now available online for the first time, only at Findmypast. Get the best from it with our handy, interactive checklist.

The 1921 Census of England & Wales is a detailed snapshot of 38 million lives that reveals where your relatives were, what they were doing and who they were with on one summer night in 1921.

Explore the 1921 Census

We want to help you make the most of this once-in-a-generation opportunity to explore your past., so we've created an interactive checklist to help make sure you're geared up to get the best from it.

Covering everything from where to start to how to dig deeper, this is your ultimate guide to making the most of one of the biggest family history releases ever.

Tick off each task as you go and you'll be set to play census detective come January.

Have you ticked all 21 boxes? The 1921 Census can change the way you see your past, and even how you see yourself.

We'd love to hear how it's shaped your story on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.