More than 342,500 records added to the 1939 Register at TheGenealogist


10 February 2023
Sir Christopher Lee in the 1939 Register as a 17 year old
TheGenealogist has just added over 342,500 new records to the 1939 Register for England and Wales.

Researchers can now see all people born in 1922 opened under the 100 year rule, along with those who have passed away since the last release. 

TheGenealogist’s version of the 1939 Register is matched to its Map Explorer™ tool so that researchers can see more accurately where their ancestor’s house was situated on maps down to house, street or parish level. With its SmartSearch, family historians can discover even more from the records in the 1939 Register not only where their ancestors were living as the Second World War began in Britain, but potential birth and death records.

Searching the 1939 Register

Searching the 1939 Register on TheGenealogist also allows researchers to take advantage of some powerful search tools to break down brick walls. For example, there is the ability to find ancestors in 1939 by using keywords, such as the individual’s occupation or their date of birth. Researchers may also search for an address and then jump straight to the household or, if you are struggling to find a family, you can search using as many of their forenames as you know.

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Having discovered a record in the 1939 Register, TheGenealogist then gives its subscribers the ability to click on the street name and so view all the residents in the road. 

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