After the Great War: History in the 1921 Census
The 1921 census is important for several reasons. For family historians, it’s the last publication of a detailed resource for family history research for the next thirty years, and for social historians, it’s very informative about the impact of the First World War. Sue Ellis’s talk looks at the census from the standpoint of the people living in Newbury and Thatcham in 1921, and examines what the census can tell us about their lives – as well as looking at the census in general, and how to use it for your own research.
This talk is free to members of Berkshire Family History Society but we request a donation of £5 from non-members.
Sue Ellis, is well known among local history circles in West Berkshire. Now retired from West Berkshire Libraries, she is currently secretary of Thatcham Historical Society and of the West Berkshire Heritage Forum.