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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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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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. ...