What’s on the right-hand page of the 1939 Register?

Each entry in the Register extended across a double page spread. However, the accessioned digital record does not include the ‘postings’ column on the right hand page which contains various codes used for National Registration and National Health Service purposes.

What information does the 1939 Register contain?

1939 Register records are very similar to census records. The records list each resident of each household in England and Wales and give each individual’s full name; address; date of birth; marital status; occupation; and whether the individual was a member of the armed services or reserves.

Why are some names blacked out on the 1939 census?

This is down to privacy regulations preventing us from publishing records of anyone born less than 100 years ago and still alive. The Register was updated until 1991, meaning the record of anyone who died after 1991 might still be closed.

Was the 1939 Register updated?

1939 Register Update

These new additions are currently exclusive to Findmypast, the official home of the 1939 register. Dubbed ‘The Wartime Domesday Book’, The 1939 Register was the most comprehensive survey of the population of England and Wales ever taken.

How do I find the address of a 1939 Register?

Address – To search by address, simply click on the Address tab at the top of the page. You don’t have to give a house number. The street name alone will bring back all the houses on that street. Please note that there are some places that are missing from the original manuscript of the 1939 Register.

Why would someone be missing from the 1939 Register?

A few deliberately failed to register, possibly because they thought they could avoid being conscripted. A very few enumeration district books (Transcript Books) are known to be missing from the 1939 Register.

Why does it say record officially closed on ancestry?

Officially closed records

Owing to privacy regulations, we can’t show you the personal details of people in the Register who were born less than 100 years and a day ago and are still alive. In your results, you will see that some records are marked as ‘officially closed’.

What does DED mean on census?

District Electoral Division

The returns are arranged by townland for rural areas and by street in cities, and it is necessary to know the townland or street where a person lived and its corresponding District Electoral Division (DED) in order to find the record of a particular person of interest.

Will ancestry get the 1921 census?

Unfortunately, we do not have a set time frame for when the 1921 census will become available on Ancestry. As with any significant record collection we hope to be able to make it available in time.

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