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Sunday, 1 November 2015

National Register, 1939, England and Wales Archive Made Public November 2, 2015

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"An extraordinary archive that shows how much we trusted the state on the eve of the Second World War. It gives a fascinating perspective on the British then and now. The national register of September 1939 is unique". Andrew Marr, The Sunday Times

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"As war broke out in 1939, the British government took a register of the civil population. This was used to coordinate Identity Cards, ration books and eventually the NHS. In late 2015, Findmypast in association with The National Archives will be giving you access to the 1939 Register, the most significant family history release of the decade. This is the journey the Register takes through conservation, scanning and digitisation".

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