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1939 Register Updated

Postby ksouthall » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:35 am

The 1939 Register has been updated so an additional 2.8 million records are available to view, according to FindMyPast.

An initial search today found my dad's cousin, born in 1920, plus two of his neighbours, brothers born in 1924 and 1931, who appear on the same page.

FindMyPast say they have cross-referenced birth dates with the death indexes up to 2006, which has enabled this update to take place, for people who died after 1991.

I am guessing the update may initially refer mainly to men who would not have changed their names due to marriage. However, please feel free to prove me wrong on this.
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Re: 1939 Register Updated

Postby ksouthall » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:47 am

I've also found another of my dad's cousins, born in 1922. He was on the second page for his household. On the first page are 4 other newly opened up records. This includes two women who had subsequently married as their married surnames are given, so I was wrong about it being mainly men.

I don't know if FindMyPast can unlock records for all to view based on a death certificate sent in by a user or not. Has anyone unlocked any records this way?
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Re: 1939 Register Updated

Postby ksouthall » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:49 am

P.S. I just noticed there was a flying instructor on the same page as my dad's cousin.
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Re: 1939 Register Updated

Postby ksouthall » Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:40 am

I've just gone through all the pages I originally downloaded from the 1939 Register and have found that 19 out of 20 pages have new people available to view on them.

Even if your direct ancestors are not yet available to view, you may find future spouses or in laws on the same page now.

Any pages you have already downloaded are available at no charge as, according to FindMyPast, they are "yours to keep forever." So if you have time, it may be worth your while looking back at the records you already have.
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Re: 1939 Register Updated

Postby pollymac » Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:17 pm

Just gone through all my saved 1939 Register records and found several had been updated and further names released, including females with subsequent married names. Some useful leads to follow up when time allows.
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Re: 1939 Register Updated

Postby AdrianB38 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:43 pm

ksouthall wrote:... I don't know if FindMyPast can unlock records for all to view based on a death certificate sent in by a user or not. Has anyone unlocked any records this way?

Not me but Peter Calver of Lost Cousins has.
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Re: 1939 Register Updated

Postby ksouthall » Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:41 pm

AdrianB38 wrote:.....Not me but Peter Calver of Lost Cousins has.


Do you know if the record was unlocked for everyone or just him? Not that I have any death certificates that would unlock anyone.
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Re: 1939 Register Updated

Postby AdrianB38 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:00 pm

It was accessed through the normal site, not a copy sent to him by mail or anything like that. So we have to presume that it's open to anyone - there's no reason to redact that single line any more and writing the code to provide the unredacted image to him and the redacted one to everyone else, would be expensive and contrary to specification. I emphasise that only that one line is unredacted.

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