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1939 Register

Postby Jon Bauckham » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:59 am

Hello folks,

Yesterday it was announced that findmypast is to release the 1939 Register, revealing the details of millions of people across England and Wales at the start of WW2.

We covered the story on our website:
http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine. ... ter-online

Now this is pretty major news - what are your thoughts on the release? Who is going to be the first person you search for?

I'm just happy that we'll no longer need to pay £42 just to get hold of a transcription!

Jon
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Re: 1939 Register

Postby coopernicola » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:21 pm

I'm always excited when new records sets are released and as ever will check out my mysterious maternal great grandfather and my husbands quite shadowy grandfather. The last few record releases have given me titbits to add to the puzzle and hopefully discover their birth details.

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Re: 1939 Register

Postby ksouthall » Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:41 pm

I will check out my grandparents, great-grandparents and my great-grandfather's second wife first.
Not sure who I'll look for after that though.
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Re: 1939 Register

Postby vnolan » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:15 pm

My grandparents. They had been married for 7 years by then.


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Re: 1939 Register

Postby meekhcs » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:34 pm

My parents
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Re: 1939 Register

Postby junkers » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:04 pm

Big news indeed, I will be looking for my grandmother's eldest half-brother.

I wonder how TNA is going to deal with all of the requests for those born after 1916 (assuming it takes two years to digitise the records) and I hope they are not going to charge. Luckily for those of us with Scottish ancestors the 1931Census was not destroyed. I wonder if Scotland is going to follow suit in opening their National Register?.
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Re: 1939 Register

Postby Sylcec » Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:45 am

First will be to find where my father was, or maybe I will check to see if his father, my errant grandfather, was also in England at the time - and where. Have traced him back and forth from India & England up to 1939 and then lost! Gosh - the possibilities are endless! Sylvia
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Re: 1939 Register

Postby nanpanten » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:06 am

I think it's great, I will be looking for my parents first. Grandparents, aunts and uncles.


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Re: 1939 Register

Postby Lynne Cobine » Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:29 pm

Its fantastic that we dont have to pay the huge amount to search through it. I have lots - great grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins etc I want to find.
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Re: 1939 Register

Postby ChrisPaton1 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:48 am

junkers wrote:Big news indeed, I will be looking for my grandmother's eldest half-brother.

I wonder how TNA is going to deal with all of the requests for those born after 1916 (assuming it takes two years to digitise the records) and I hope they are not going to charge. Luckily for those of us with Scottish ancestors the 1931Census was not destroyed. I wonder if Scotland is going to follow suit in opening their National Register?.


Scotland actually released its National Identity Register entries long before England did - the procedure is different, you apply per individual at a cost of £15 each - full details at http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/famrec/h ... ister.html. For Northern Ireland, you need to make a Freedom of Information request, which won't cost a penny - procedure is outlined at http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/about_pro ... ecords.htm
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