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How accurate are birth dates on the 1939 Register?

For my one-place study of a parish in the East Midlands, I transcribed all entries in the 1939 Register. I then individually cross-referenced the birth date of each entry with a secondary source (...
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Decipher name of Reverend on Burial entry

I agree with the comments that it more likely reads "C. E. Markby". A good possibility would be the Rev. Cecil Edward Campbell Markby. He was recorded as "Clerk of Holy Orders" in ...
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Determining the area covered by an Enumeration District (ED) on the 1939 Register?

There might be ED maps at The National Archives, but so far, I haven't been able to determine a good archive reference for them. Searching on Discovery, the catalog of The National Archives, for the ...
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Could this date refer to a divorce on the 1939 register?

CR283 is the form used for a change of name on marriage. A change of name for any other reason should be CR230. So this appears to be at variance with family information, although there is always the ...
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Could this date refer to a divorce on the 1939 register?

All that you can be certain of is that she changed her surname to Weeks and notified the change which was recorded on that date. She may or may not have divorced Frederick, she could just have ...
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Finding birth record of American Airman using only full name and service number?

The difficulty here is that your veteran was born in 1939, which puts you smack up against the 20th-century "privacy hole" restricting access to records. Because of the time frame, his service records ...
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What's on the right-hand page of the 1939 Register?

In the Lost Cousins newsletter dated 1st March 2016, Peter Calver posted his own entry from the NHS Central Register, from one of the later registers. In the newsletter, he shows that the right-hand ...
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Do any fragments of the 1931 census of England & Wales survive?

On the night of Saturday 19 December 1942, there was a fire at a store in Hayes, Middlesex. The store, the responsibility of the Office of Works, contained a large amount of furniture but in ...
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How to locate Missouri records for Goodman & Boller undertakers of Boonville?

Cemetery listings There are 2 Mount Washington Cemeteries in Missouri - one in Independence, Jackson County and a smaller one in Plattsburg, Clinton County. Most likely the Mount Washington in ...
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Do any fragments of the 1931 census of England & Wales survive?

As previously mentioned all the schedules were lost, but if you want to learn more about the census and the reports that were generated from the data before the schedules were lost, here are some ...
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What's on the right-hand page of the 1939 Register?

The omitted columns are #11 and #12. On FMP's Original Forms page, the Enumerator's Instructions sheet states: Column 11 - The enumerator may be instructed not to transcribe the schedule entries as ...
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What became of Auguste Liebnitz and family from Hamburg?

Your question is too broad to be answered entirely satisfactory here. To determine the whereabouts of a family is the goal of research that consists of many steps. City directories of Hamburg until ...
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What does schedule number mean on 1939 Register?

The 1939 Register, much like the decennial censuses before it, was actually compiled from household schedules. The enumerator dropped off the schedule to each house a few days before National ...
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Looking for Francois Paul Leon Mouchet in 1930 census in Los Angeles?

You left out the relevant information, so you may have already tried these techniques: Have you used a variety of search settings - name spellings and variations, date ranges, places? Have you used ...
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What's on the right-hand page of the 1939 Register?

Peter Calver's special edition of his Lost Cousins newsletter shows a screen grab that he took from a FindMyPast promotional video - see the heading "What aren't we seeing?" in the linked newsletter (...
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Marriage certificate of ancestor in Caracas

You could try the Venezuela Civil Registration, 1873-2003 registers available on FamilySearch.org. They contain Births, marriages, deaths, indexes and other records created by civil registration ...
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Locating will from Berlin (Germany) in 1930s?

Wills of people who have died should be at the district court (Amtsgericht), which serves as a Nachlassgericht here. Which court depends on the exact place of living (district). You might use the ...
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Where is the marriage of F. M. Weston/Mason to a Goodman?

The 1946 Electoral Register for 35 Belton Rd, Willesdon, shows the following individuals: Burt, Eva Burt, William C. Goodman, Florence M. Weston, Percy E. Florence and various other family members ...
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Where can I find information about Soviet Union arrests in the 1930s?

Memorial community collects information about political arrestants from USSR and places information here in alphabetical lists of surnames. One can try to look through lists and find ancestor's names.
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Finding obituaries for people who died in Houston, Texas in the 1930s?

Many people will search for records by name first, and will find obituaries using newspaper subscription sites genealogy databases, like Ancestry & FamilySearch, which have obituary indexes, and ...
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Locating Welsh 1939 Register information that is referred to in "See INSTRUCTIONS" column

From The National Archives' Research Guide on the 1939 Register: 8. What does it mean when an entry is crossed out and marked ‘See page…?’ These refer to ‘continuation entries’ where the line in the ‘...
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Locating and reading will of Elwyn Bernard Blair who died in 1934 at Atchison, Kansas?

According to the FamilySearch wiki page for Atchison County, Kansas, the Atchison Magistrate Court has probate records, starting 1855. The FamilySearch catalog has some Atchison probate microfilms, ...
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Looking for more occupational records of Walter Cowin

If I am correct, I think that this is family of Cowin as required by you living at 137 Market Street, Hoylake on the 1911 Census. However the surname is misread and mis-transcribed as Crown. Walter ...
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Seeking address for 1930s migrant to Brazil from Lebanon?

I could not locate one specific Mahmoud Chahine, but honestly did not go over all records. If you did not give a try yet at FamilySearch, do it, there are several records for Chahine from Lebanon ...
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Committed for Postnatal Depression 1930-40?

"Postnatal Depression" as you call it is probably "Postpartum Depression", the term we now use. It happens shortly after and can continue for a long time after giving birth. The severity can range ...
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Meaning of abbreviation "(O.K.)" on 1939 Michigan death certificate?

According to the information on the death certificate:- your grandfather:- Irwin Blake his father :- Charles Johnson - Swedish his mother :- Augusta Svenson I'm am wondering why his ...
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Finding Marriage Certificate/License most likely in 1930s Michigan?

The Seeking Michigan site is a great resource that I've used for finding my ancestors' death certificates, census records, marriage records, etc. I have not looked for your ancestors there but you ...
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Tracing child adopted from Washington County, Tennessee Poor Farm in the 1930s?

Your best bet to get the records from the State of Tennessee and circumvent the 100 year rule is find a direct descendant of hers and ask that person to submit a letter requesting records you have ...

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