All of FindMyPast’s British Census records (1841-1911) are completely free to access from 10:00 (BST) on Friday, 30th April until Monday, 3rd May. Snapshots of the past, census records can help you trace your family tree, generation by generation.
Censuses are just one resource for finding key pieces of your family story. The UK Census has changed over the years. The first was in 1801, the 1931 returns don’t survive and it didn’t happen in 1941.
The next England & Wales census is scheduled to take place in 2031, a decade on from the most recent one on 21 March 2021. Statisticians have predicted that the 2021 Census could be the last of its kind as cheaper alternatives for gathering data are explored. The 2021 Scotland census has been postponed until 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
For Free access to the Census records – Click HERE.
To start your family tree – Click HERE.
As one would expect, further information comes at a cost – starting at £6.67/month (Billed as a single payment of £79.99).