Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Ancestry adds UK, WWII Alien Internees

It's British, but it isn't!  For the record, Ancestry has a new database, index cards for 137,363 WWII Alien Internees, 1939-1945.

Sourced from HO 396 at The National Archives, Kew, London, England. It includes German, Austrian and Italian nationals, including Jews, and gives name, gender, date of birth, date of internment, date of death if applicable and, date of discharge. There are also stateless persons.

You will also find cards for some previously British who had married a German or other enemy national and who were exempted from internment.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now THAT is interesting. I have researched families where someone was interred. Here in Canada too. A chum's father was a German national and was working at an army camp in Quebec. He was interned in Old Fort Henry for a few years. Cheers, BT