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Census 1921, etc.

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Delmar Report 9 Dec 2012 18:12

Is there a way to find census for 1921, 1931, etc.?


Robert Report 9 Dec 2012 18:16

im affraid not, they are covered by the 100 years law. im afrraid you will have to wait till 2021 then 2031 ect


Guinevere Report 9 Dec 2012 18:16

The 1921 census will be released in 2022.

The 1931 census was destroyed so will never be available.



JoyBoroAngel Report 9 Dec 2012 18:21

the people in the local achived department may take a look for you
if they are having a nice day they did for me :-D :-D

i needed to know
why my granmother got married from the local asylum
only to find she was a nurse lol :-D :-D


Barbinsglos Report 9 Dec 2012 18:31


I am interested in you saying the Archive people may take a look.

I am determined to live long enough to see the 1921 census to hopefully find who my mum was given away to from being born 1912 in a workhouse.

Then I can pop off knowing my search is done :-D :-D :-D

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 9 Dec 2012 18:41

Joy, I am also interested in your mention of people at the archive department looking for you :-) Do you mean they looked up the 1921 Census?
Was this at a County Records Office, National Statistics office, local library or where?
I am very interested to know.....I am desperate for one piece of info and have been for 30 years!!!



JustJohn Report 9 Dec 2012 18:45

I always thought you could have these censi opened if you paid quite a lot of money and could explain why you needed info so desperately. But cannot find any reference to that.

And I have often wondered why heir hunters have not invested in having these later (within 100 years) censi opened. But, if ever allowed, it must have been stopped.

Unless you know an archivist and can use charm ;-)


AnnCardiff Report 9 Dec 2012 20:31

think you find the plural of census is censuses - censi is Latin and rather pedantic


Stephen2009 Report 9 Dec 2012 20:44

The Census for 1931 taken in Scotland was NOT destroyed.

Only applicable to England and Wales