Get FREE ACCESS to the 1939 England and Wales Register at Ancestry UK Now through May 13th!
FREE ACCESS to 1939 England and Wales Register this weekend! The 1939 England and Wales Register is an important record set for UK researchers – it would be the equivalent to our 1940 US Census here in the States.
“Initially taken due to the onset of war with the purpose of producing National Identity Cards, the register later came to be multi-functional, first as an aid in the use of ration books and later helping officials record the movement of the civilian population over the following decades and from 1948, as the basis for the National Health Service Register. The 1939 Register is an extremely important genealogical resource, not only for the rich detail and information recorded for each person and household, but also in helping to bridge a thirty-year gap in census data. The census taken in 1931 was destroyed during the Second World War and no census was carried out in 1941 due to the ongoing conflict. The register, as held by The National Archives, contains data only for England and Wales and does not include records from households in Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.”
Click HERE for free access – via Ancestry UK
IMPORTANT: For US Ancestry users, you MUST access these records from the Ancestry.co.uk site – this means setting up a new account on Ancestry UK if you don’t already have one!
*Note: “Access to the records in the featured collection will be free until 13 April 2018 at 23:59 BST. To view these records you will need to register for free with Ancestry.co.uk with your name and email address. We will then send you a username and password to access the records. After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the featured collections using a paid Ancestry.co.uk membership.”
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