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1939 and all that...

For about a year or so those of us with a keen interest in genealogy have been eagerly anticipating the release of the 1939 Register. For those of you in the dark – the 1939 Register was taken in England and Wales on 29th September 1939, almost a month into the outbreak of World War II. 1,606 more words


1939 Register Data Added

I’ve added the following #RETTIE records from FindMyPast to the Sources section:

Some points of interest are:

  1. Just 13 RETTIE households in England and none in Wales…
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RETTIE Family History

Why is the 1939 National Register important for British research?

FindMyPast in partnership with the National Archives will be publishing the 1939 National Register on 2 November 2015!  This is great news for British researchers.  This is not a census so why the fuss? 260 more words


FamilySearch Partner Access Accounts

As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we can sign up for free accounts with four powerful family history websites:  Ancestry.com, findmypast, My Heritage and American Ancestors.   161 more words

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Column: 1939 England and Wales National Register

Between today and Wednesday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday:  190 more words


Give Thanks for these New Collections for British Research

This is Thanksgiving – and we have a lot to give thanks for, including all the new resources that come available to help us with our Family History. 612 more words


New Records from New York on Findmypast

Findmypast has made transcriptions of birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records from some early printed sources for the records of New York. While many of these records come from published books, they have now been transcribed and made searchable online. 158 more words

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