Monday, 2 November 2015

The 1939 Register

The 1939 Register for England and Wales, was taken on 29 September 1939,  just after the start of World War 2.  Strictly speaking it’s not classed as a census, but much of the information contained is similar.

The Register was used for the supply of ration books – so no registration, no rations. As a result mostpeople will be listed!

Find My Past released the 1939 Register, on 2nd November 2015, here:

You can view household transcripts, which include full dates of birth, occupations, address & updated names of people in the household.

As the 1921 census has not yet been released, and the 1931 census was destroyed during an air raid on London and the 1941 census was never taken it will be a very useful recource for genealogists.

You can search the records and see a preview page. To see the detailed records you need to unlock a record.  Unfortunately to do this you need to buy credits (even if you have a Find My Past subscription).

There’s more information here:

Normally with censuses all of the individuals listed are unavailable to view for 100 years and one day after the census being taken.  The information of some individuals’ has been redacted from the records, meaning that when viewing a household, there may be one or more members whose information is unavailable to view.  There’s more about this on Find My Past’s blog:

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