Case Study

Looking for where our ancestors lived in the years that followed the 1911 census, can be difficult for family historians. A good solution for the family history researcher is to turn to is the 1921 census substitute such as that offered by TheGenealogist. By making use of a set of Trade, Residential and Telephone Directories, some of which link to a Google map that will identify where the property had been, this resource will allow genealogists to look for householders in these directories. A search returns us many names from that time - some of whom will be our recent ancestors, while others are famous people we can recognise to this day.

To do a search for the engineer and founder of the Rolls-Royce company, Henry Royce, we can turn to TheGenealogist.

  1. From the search page we scroll down and select Trade, Residential & Telephone.
  2. Then using the drop down menu titled 'Filter by Event', we then select Directory Transcripts.
  3. Entering Forename and Surname we click search and this returns us two results one of which is for Frederick Henry Royce in Chichester. Though better known as Henry this was his actual name and he can be discovered living in Elmstead, West Wittering.

Search the Directory Transcripts on TheGenealogist as a census substitute.

FH.Royce Directory

Frederick Henry Royce in the 1921 census substitute

Kelly's Directory

Frederick Henry Royce in Kelly s 1922 Directory of Sussex

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