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Questions tagged [national-registration]

Nation-wide identification systems, such as the National Registration implemented in the UK in 1939 at the start of World War II. Use this tag for questions about the 1939 National Register and identity cards, or any similar ID that was enacted at a national level.

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Understanding 1939 Registration district numbers?

In the top right hand corner of each page of the 1939 register is a a pair of numbers recording the Registration District and sub-district for that page. As has been commented on in a previous ...
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What does schedule number mean on 1939 Register?

What do the schedule numbers on each record represent on the 1939 Register?
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What's on the right-hand page of the 1939 Register?

Looking at the images for the 1939 Register, FindMyPast only displays the left-hand page and the first column of the right-hand page: I have heard that the right-hand page contains "sensitive medical ...
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How accurate are birth dates on the 1939 Register?

One of the most useful pieces of information on the 1939 Register is the date of birth, since there are no other country-wide records containing birth dates other than civil registration records. ...
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Determining the area covered by an Enumeration District (ED) on the 1939 Register?

The way places are organized and indexed in the 1939 Register has me somewhat befuddled. Sometimes even when looking at an original page, the parish or village name is not shown, making it difficult ...
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What happened to the original household schedules used to produce the 1939 Register?

The dataset called the 1939 Register of England & Wales, released on FindMyPast, is comprised of the enumerator's transcript books (National Archives RG 101). Using the King's household as an ...
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Was the 1939 Register really updated after the end of National Registration?

The 1939 Register for England & Wales is soon to be released on FindMyPast, and I think there is a lot of confusion about what this record set is and for what it was used. One of my questions is ...