Find out about your family history at Wirral libraries

10 February 2023
black and white photo of man and woman in formal clothes dancing and the handwritten note pointing to the woman saying "great aunt Joyce"

It is now possible to find out even more about your family history when you visit a Wirral library. 

The libraries now have access to the 1921 Census which reveals where people were, who they were with and what they were doing a century ago.

This is the most extensive British census open to the public, and provides a detailed snapshot of 38 million people's lives.

The service is only available online at Findmypast, but it is accessible when you visit in person at Wirral's libraries.

1921's Census of England and Wales is a population census taken in June 1921. It holds details of all households in England and Wales in 1921, plus the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

A full entry on a standard household would contain details such as names of persons in each household, their relationship to the head of the household, ages, sex and place of birth and nationality for those born outside the UK.

Other information in the 1921 census includes occupation and place of work or whether they were in education, and more.

Visit your local library for more information.

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