Tuesday, 6 October 2015

September 1939, the register, is coming

Release of the register of people living in England and Wales in September 1939 is coming soon. In 2015, for the first time, Findmypast in partnership with The National Archives are publishing the 1939 Register online providing insight into a country on the verge of war. In this blog post product manager Estelle Calfe explains the significance for family historians. There's more than I knew.

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Audrey Collins said...

There's more background information in the 2 posts I have written so far for The National Archives blog http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/1939-register-census-census and http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/national-registration-day-29-september-1939/ and a re-creation of the Registrar General's broadcast to the nation on National Registration Night http://media.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php/1939-national-registration-night/

Anonymous said...

Canada has a similar set of records known as the National Registration File of 1940 which is held by Statistics Canada. For details see http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?ObjId=93C0006&ObjType=22&lang=en&limit=0.