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Title: How much do you expect the 1921 census to help your research?
Post by: LizzieL on Thursday 15 April 21 12:05 BST (UK)
I'm wondering if it will really help me at all. My gaps are much further back - pre 1837, so what would help me would be more images of older parish records on line.
Title: Re: How much do you expect the 1921 census to help your research?
Post by: groom on Thursday 15 April 21 12:11 BST (UK)
Not at all with my own tree, although it will be interesting to see my mother's details on there as she was born 1920.

In a tree I'm helping someone with, I'm hoping it will establish when a family moved, as we know by the births of children,  that they were there in 1920 but gone by 1922.
Title: Re: How much do you expect the 1921 census to help your research?
Post by: louisa maud on Thursday 15 April 21 12:18 BST (UK)
Hoping it will help me find at least a few  individuals who seem to have gone missing since 1911

LM
Title: Re: How much do you expect the 1921 census to help your research?
Post by: iluleah on Thursday 15 April 21 12:22 BST (UK)
It will be interesting to see although won't help my own research as like you my research is further back.
Title: Re: How much do you expect the 1921 census to help your research?
Post by: Pinetree on Thursday 15 April 21 12:48 BST (UK)
I donít think it will assist with my direct ancestors very much but might help with some of the mysterious tangents I tend to get distracted by.

Pinetree
Title: Re: How much do you expect the 1921 census to help your research?
Post by: louisa maud on Thursday 15 April 21 13:28 BST (UK)
I am more interested in how much the 1921 is going to cost us

Louisa Maud
Title: Re: How much do you expect the 1921 census to help your research?
Post by: Ellenmai on Thursday 15 April 21 16:20 BST (UK)
My very thoughts Louisa Maud. FindMyPast are already hiking their prices up by withdrawing the cheaper subscriptions.
Title: Re: How much do you expect the 1921 census to help your research?
Post by: louisa maud on Thursday 15 April 21 17:27 BST (UK)
We will just wait and see I  suppose

Louisa Maud
Title: Re: How much do you expect the 1921 census to help your research?
Post by: BumbleB on Thursday 15 April 21 17:55 BST (UK)
I'm waiting impatiently for the 1921.  I want to pinpoint my parents and grandparents.  I'm assuming that they are all still in Halifax, but it might help to pinpoint when one family moved to Cheshire.

As for cost - make your own choice whether to pay or not - but maybe don't ask someone else to provide the information.   :-* :-X
Title: Re: How much do you expect the 1921 census to help your research?
Post by: rosie99 on Thursday 15 April 21 18:05 BST (UK)
I am more interested in how much the 1921 is going to cost us

Louisa Maud

Possibly available with credits like the 1911.  :-\

Title: Re: How much do you expect the 1921 census to help your research?
Post by: louisa maud on Thursday 15 April 21 18:32 BST (UK)
Yes,it might be by  credits  and no looks ups allowed the same as 1911 and 1939

LM
Title: Re: How much do you expect the 1921 census to help your research?
Post by: groom on Thursday 15 April 21 18:41 BST (UK)
I wonder whether the price hikes on FindMyPast subs means they may include it. Perhaps they have realised that it isn't as important to a lot of people as the 1911 was, and although people will be interested, they may not bother to buy credits just to look at an individual record, whereas if it is part of a subscription they may be more willing to pay.
Title: Re: How much do you expect the 1921 census to help your research?
Post by: mumjo on Thursday 15 April 21 18:44 BST (UK)
I am looking forward to seeing the 1921 census, to fill in the gaps between 1911 and 1939. I know that my ancestors worked in engineering but am hoping to discover a little more information.
Title: Re: How much do you expect the 1921 census to help your research?
Post by: ggrocott on Thursday 15 April 21 19:11 BST (UK)
I am hoping it will help me fit a few more distant DNA links in to place and maybe help track down some of the missing fathers further back!
Title: Re: How much do you expect the 1921 census to help your research?
Post by: PaulineJ on Thursday 15 April 21 19:36 BST (UK)
FindMyPast indicated some time ago that 1921 will be credits-to-view to start with, but with a discount on the price of those credits for subscribers.

I think it will save me a fortune in certificates, so unless a household costs more than a marriage certificate, I'm not feeling too bad about the prospect of PPV. I've got many candidate marriages 1911-1921 and having a year and place of birth for the people in 1921 will enable me to eliminate 4 out of 5 on my list.
Title: Re: How much do you expect the 1921 census to help your research?
Post by: brooksburns on Friday 04 June 21 10:00 BST (UK)
I'm curious to see if there are additional types of information on the 1921, since they seem to have developed it somewhat each time.

...I've just checked.  Here's the additional information, as far as I can tell (from www.1921census.org.uk):

- age in years and months
- whether parents living
- number and ages of living children under 16 (including stepchildren)
- employer and place of work
- (Wales, Scotland) whether speaker of Welsh/Gaelic
Title: Re: How much do you expect the 1921 census to help your research?
Post by: Guy Etchells on Friday 04 June 21 10:13 BST (UK)
As other have mentioned it will not help my research at all, but it will confirm details I already knew and will be of interest to me in that respect.
For instance it will show my grandmother & grandfather with 3 of their 4 children the 4th was born in March 1922 so will not be shown.
Cheers
Guy
Title: Re: How much do you expect the 1921 census to help your research?
Post by: farmeroman on Friday 04 June 21 11:10 BST (UK)
I doubt that I'll learn much from it, but as it will be the last census to be released before 2051 when the 1951 should be released I'm keen to see it and add the relevant entries to my research data.

I somehow doubt that I'll be around in 30 years time to benefit from the 1951...  :'(
Title: Re: How much do you expect the 1921 census to help your research?
Post by: davidft on Friday 04 June 21 11:38 BST (UK)
I'm curious to see if there are additional types of information on the 1921, since they seem to have developed it somewhat each time.

...I've just checked.  Here's the additional information, as far as I can tell (from www.1921census.org.uk):

- age in years and months
- whether parents living
- number and ages of living children under 16 (including stepchildren)
- employer and place of work
- (Wales, Scotland) whether speaker of Welsh/Gaelic

Thank you for posting that. The - whether parents living could be potentially helpful to me for one family. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: How much do you expect the 1921 census to help your research?
Post by: KGarrad on Friday 04 June 21 14:51 BST (UK)
I'm curious to see if there are additional types of information on the 1921, since they seem to have developed it somewhat each time.

...I've just checked.  Here's the additional information, as far as I can tell (from www.1921census.org.uk):

- age in years and months
- whether parents living
- number and ages of living children under 16 (including stepchildren)
- employer and place of work
- (Wales, Scotland) whether speaker of Welsh/Gaelic

Will also include whether those on the Isle of Man spoke Manx ;D
Title: Re: How much do you expect the 1921 census to help your research?
Post by: Murrell on Saturday 24 July 21 22:44 BST (UK)
Hi there Do we know if 1921 census will cover Southern Ireland?
I recently found out my grandmother had been married before marrying my grandfather.
The year 1921 would be great to known her exact address rather than a area.
Title: Re: How much do you expect the 1921 census to help your research?
Post by: PaulineJ on Saturday 24 July 21 22:50 BST (UK)
Southern Ireland, no.

"No census was taken in 1921, because of the War of Independence. The first census of the population of the Irish Free State was taken in 1926. "


History of Irish census records - National Archives
Title: Re: How much do you expect the 1921 census to help your research?
Post by: suey on Sunday 25 July 21 10:08 BST (UK)

I just hope if it is pay per view that the indexing is accurate. And that we are given more options to search other than just name.  I have wasted so many credits in the past looking at wrong-uns  :(