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A new census substitute for the year 1921 released by TheGenealogist

by Nick Thorne, The Nosey Genealogist on July 28th, 2017

Disclosure: Please note this post contains affiliate links.

 

Leading on from my post last week about ancestors that changed their address, this is exciting news from TheGenealogist…

TheGenealogist has sent out a press release that announces that they have released a brand new circa 1921 resource. This is brilliant news for those tracing their British ancestry as it is for a period that is not presently served by a census because of the 100 year rule for census releases.

The new record set covers 23 counties, and is made up of over one million records. They form part of TheGenealogist’s Trade, Residential & Telephone collection.  

The records are fully transcribed, searchable and enable researchers to:

  • search on forename, surname and profession
  • search by street, town and county
  • look for a business name
  • discover your ancestors’ addresses
  • find professions listed

 

TheGenealogist says that their 1921 directories cover the North, South, East and the West of England, the Channel Islands and reach up the country right up to Aberdeen. If you are researching your ancestors in the years around 1921, then this new release will offer a fantastic name rich resource to use.

Searching for householders within these 23 newly released county directories returns a huge number of names from that time and include a great many that are still famous today.

A number of examples that these new records allow us to discover include Harry Gordon Selfridge, founder of Selfridge’s department store; Jesse Boot, who set up the chemist chain that still carries his name; Winnie-the-Pooh’s author A. A. Milne; J.M. Barrie, who created the characters of Peter Pan and Wendy; plus the celebrated economist, John Maynard Keynes. I wrote a feature article for TheGenealogist to highlight how I found these examples and it can be found on their website at: Addressing Where They Were in 1921

The areas that have been covered in this release include:

  • Aberdeen
  • Bath
  • Berkshire
  • Bradford and Surrounding Districts
  • Bristol and Suburberbs
  • Brixton and Clapham
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Channel Islands
  • Cheshire
  • Cumberland
  • Dorset
  • Durham
  • Hessle
  • Hull
  • Lincolnshire
  • London
  • London County Suburbs
  • Middlesbrough
  • Norfolk
  • Northumberland
  • Oxfordshire
  • Somerset
  • Suffolk
  • Westmorland
  • Wiltshire
  • Worcestershire
  • Yorkshire

TheGenealogist says that they will be adding further counties in the coming months.

 

To read my article for FREE head over to: http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2017/addressing-where-they-were-in-1921-571/

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