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How do contact the 1939 register?

Postby stefano » Fri May 18, 2018 4:33 pm

Does anyone know how to contact the 1939 register? I want to have a record opened. You see my grandad Stanley Grimes born 1921 died 1967 so he should be showing on the register. Maybe with his mum and sister Ethel and Emily.

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How do contact the 1939 register?

Postby brunes08 » Sat May 19, 2018 8:30 am

I've mentioned this before but apologise if it is not appropriate here. With the outbreak of war, had Stanley enlisted in any of the armed services? If so, he would't be on the 1939 Register as all service personnel were listed in relevant service records.
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Re: How do contact the 1939 register?

Postby peter kent » Sun May 20, 2018 6:33 am

Does anyone know how to contact the 1939 register?


The fact that you're asking this makes me think that you must be using Ancestry and not FMP.

Findmypast are the National Archives' main contractors for the 1939 register. If a closed record is opened, it will be reflected on FMP first. In due course the change should make its way to Ancestry but I wouldn't expect it to happen very quickly.

I only mention this to avoid possible disappointment.

This is based on my understanding of arrangements which may be faulty. If I've got it wrong, someone will be delighted to put me right.
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Re: How do contact the 1939 register?

Postby AdrianB38 » Sun May 20, 2018 7:13 am

Good point Peter. Without going back to check the Ancestry descriptions, my impression was an update process that was probably annual at best - understandable if Ancestry have to replace the images with new, unredacted ones.

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