Friday 22 February 2019

FindMyPast adds more 'open' records to 1939 Register

FindMyPast has added more than 287,000 additional 'open' records to its 1939 National Register collection. This database, which is produced in partnership with The National Archives of the UK and covers England and Wales only, now holds more than 34.2million searchable records.
Each 'open' record includes name, address, date of birth, marital status and occupation, and the database can be searched by name or address.

'Open' records are those where either the individual would now be over 100 years old or where proof of death has been obtained for an individual born less than 100 years ago.

'Closed' records are those that have been redacted.

FindMyPast says it has 'opened' more than four million records since the Register was launched, so if you've unsuccessfully searched for a missing Irish ancestor before, it may be worth taking another look.

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