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1939 registration.

Great idea to get the 1939 National registration online
as the 1931 census was destroyed by fire and the 1941
census was never taken because of the war it will help
to fill in the blanks
astwood
 
Just got a email back about the 1939 registration thing and thought i would just share how easy it was. I emailed them on the week end and recieved a reply already.

If they do approve of sending the info they email it to you and it can take up to 20 days. They also say that they have to follow Freedom of Information Act therefore sometimes The Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent the release of some or all of the information you have requested

The Information Centre will not normally charge a fee to provide you with the information you have requested, unless the cost of dealing with your request is more than £450.

My request has been currently considered so just have to wait and see. If they dont send me my grandmother's it will just make me more curious as to what she has been up to:2fun: :2fun:

gibbo
 
I have just emailed them on the first address Guy gave asking the details of my 2xgreat grandparents William and Mary Ann Kate Coombs at 99 St Pancras Way, Camden, London. I await the results.
 
Hi Ben

How is your request going, I have just had an e-mail that the request about my late father has been passed to their "Second line of support for further investigation" :eek: Has anyone else had this? What does that mean?

Gwen :)
 
Hi Ben

How is your request going, I have just had an e-mail that the request about my late father has been passed to their "Second line of support for further investigation" :eek: Has anyone else had this? What does that mean?

Gwen :)

Hi Gwen
I sent mine on the 10th and got the usual email about it been considered but i have not received any notice that is has gone to their Second line of support etc. I have no idea what that could mean. Maybe there might be some info on there that they have to check if its ok to send because of the privacy law stuff or maybe it could just be normal procedure??

gibbo
 
I agree with what Gibbo said, about the 'privacy' thing.

Thats why we had a job to get the 1911 census, for that very reason.
These registration cards didn't discontinue unitil the late 50's, so I think it's justified to 'check' the credentials of those that need the info asked for.
Don't be suprised if you are turned down, as it's still very recent.
We can say "....it's not fair".... as FH enthusiasts, but not everyone wants to be found.
Obviously there are those that are desperate for more info about their rellies, for whatever reason, but as said before not everyone wants to be 'found'.

Steve.:)
 
I've just been reading about, it would help me a lot in my research.
I don't know if I am being stupid or not but the information I found about getting the information is fill in a form and then send a cheque for £42. There is also no refund if they can't find anything.
This seems very expensive especially if you want to search for several relatives.
Sam
 
Hi

The 1939 registration gives the dates of birth of people which can be very handy. But you have to be aware as they might not always be accurate, especially the year. The month and day is usually more accurate. My gggrandmothers birth was 1 year out on her 1939 registration card. It said 1864 instead of 1863.

Ben
 
Hi

The 1939 registration gives the dates of birth of people which can be very handy. But you have to be aware as they might not always be accurate, especially the year. The month and day is usually more accurate. My gggrandmothers birth was 1 year out on her 1939 registration card. It said 1864 instead of 1863.

Ben

Yes that is in part because dates of birth were not asked for in the Registration only age.

The date of birth has either been calculated or added at a later date.
Cheers
Guy
 
I've just been reading about, it would help me a lot in my research.
I don't know if I am being stupid or not but the information I found about getting the information is fill in a form and then send a cheque for £42. There is also no refund if they can't find anything.
This seems very expensive especially if you want to search for several relatives.
Sam

Hi Sam,
The 1939 reg. were free but from a certain date in Feb we have to pay 42 pound for them. [ i cant remember what date in feb it was that it changed]. Personnally i feel that 42 pound is way to expensive.

gibbo
 
Hi gibbo

At least I wasn't being stupid. I think £42 is a rip off and I certainly won't be paying it.
Hopefully these records will be available through ancestry or a similar site soon.

Sam
 
No, not a rip off.
For some years now all government departments have had to recover costs when supplying information.
The £43 is in line with what used to be paid for information from unreleased census in the 1990s (allowing for inflation).

The UK taxpayer should not be expected to subsidise a person's hobby.

I know a number of companies are wanting to provide an online service and based on past experience expect to see such a service in the coming year.
Cheers
Guy
 
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