The National Archives (TNA) has announced that the 1921 census for England and Wales will be free to view at two public libraries as well as at TNA in Kew after its release.

The census, which holds the records of the 38 million people living in England and Wales at the time, was published on commercial family history website Findmypast on 6 January 2022.

View 1921 census records for England and Wales here.

The records are free to access on Findmypast at Manchester Central Library and the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth, as well as at TNA in London.

Access at Manchester Central Library will be supported by the Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society helpdesk and the Archives+ Team.

As of November 2022, the 1921 census is available via some local library services that have Findmypast Library Edition - check with your library service to see if that's the case.