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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Access to 1939 Register will be free to FindMyPast's annual Britain & World subscribers from 16 February

FindMyPast has announced that unlimited access to its 'premium rate' 1939 Register record set will be made available free of charge to all annual Britain and World subscribers with effect from Tuesday 16 February.

The 1939 Register holds the records of 30.5million people living in or visiting England and Wales on 29 September 1939, on the eve of World War Two. The records were launched online on 2 November last year and I know a lot of researchers have found some really useful information within it, but many subscribers complained loudly and bitterly about the collection not being included in the main FindMyPast subscription packages.

Well, the company has listened to its customers and responded with this latest move. You should note that it applies only to those subscribers with 12-monthly packages, not to those on a monthly subscription.

Annual subscribers will receive confirmation by email in the next day or so.

The news comes with a squeeze of lemon, however, as the company will be increasing the cost of its subscriptions by 20% on the same day. But, there's some good news for existing 12-month subscribers: FindMyPast is freezing the price of your next 12-month subscription renewal. See the following blogpost: FindMyPast to increase costs of subscriptions.