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Re: What! The 1939 Register For Free!
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 20 January 16 16:33 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Lizzie and Rosie, hopefully it'll appear sometime.  I purchased some half price credits but did so under a different email account because I didn't want to use up those I've had for some time and use for looking at NSW Wills when I want one.

Groom, they've always done that with the discounted renewals so not really a change.  I actually unticked the autorenewal over Christmas, although its not up until October, as had thought of not auto-renewing and seeing what offers they did next Black Friday.

Mind you, the Britain Subscription was £120 before a renewal discount until the other year anyway and had been higher.  When they originally released a Subscription with the 1911 Census included it was about £150.
(KENT) Lingwell, Rayment (BUCKS) Read, Hutchins (SRY) Costin, Westbrook (DOR) Gibbs, Goreing (DUR) Green (ESX) Rudland, Malden, Rouse, Boosey (FIFE) Foulis, Russell (NFK) Johnson, Farthing, Purdy, Barsham (GLOS) Collett, Morris, Freebury, May, Kirkman (HERTS) Winchester, Linford (NORTHANTS) Bird, Brimley, Chater, Wilford, Read, Chapman, Jeys, Marston, Lumley (WILTS) Arden, Whatley, Batson, Gleed, Greenhill (SOM) Coombs, Watkins (RUT) Stafford (BERKS) Sansom, Angel, Young, Stratton, Weeks, Day

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Re: What! The 1939 Register For Free!
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 20 January 16 16:41 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I got my email too so pleased although I have families to hunt in the 1939 at the moment. FindMyPast has the advantage of also having the BNA which I had a subscription to at one time while buying FindMyPast credits; FindMyPast + BNA for one subscription is reasonable value especially as BNA add papers all the time.

Hope RC doesn't get flooded with unfulfillable requests for 1939 lookups  ::)
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent, death Ralph James Dunn b 1808 1861 - 1868 in Newington 1861
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: What! The 1939 Register For Free!
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 20 January 16 16:50 GMT (UK) »
I've been a subscriber for years renewed in December 2015 but disappointingly have not received this email giving access to the 1939 register. I'll give it till next week and then contact them.

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Re: What! The 1939 Register For Free!
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 20 January 16 16:54 GMT (UK) »
I only received it in the last hour or so, so I wouldn't start worrying yet.
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Re: What! The 1939 Register For Free!
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 20 January 16 17:05 GMT (UK) »
It's to be hoped they are set up for the flood of corrections.  I know of several already without having purchased any credits, so goodness only knows what I might find when I start looking in anger.  Also, I expect things might collapse on 16 February if past experience is anything to go by.  Maybe this free weekend will be a good test for them re capacity and site stability.
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Capes - Holbeach, Lincs and Castleacre, Norfolk
Carling - Manchester
Parkinson - Wainfleet, Thorpe St Peter, Legsby (Lincs)
Waller - Donington on Bain, Lincs
Davey/Davey - Stickford, Lincs
West - Asterby , Lincs c 1800 +/-20yrs
Gaunt/Gant - Baumber, Lincs
Ellingworth - Rutland
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Clark/e - Holbeach, Lincs
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Re: What! The 1939 Register For Free!
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 20 January 16 17:09 GMT (UK) »
I haven't looked at the register yet, I decided to put it on hold for a while as I'm busy on another project.  I'm glad I did as I have also had the message  free from 16 Feb - Hurray

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Notts - Breeding, Lacey Marriott ,Kershaw,Chambers,Geeson,Mitchell,Watts,Potts,Slack,Robinson, Cooper
Yorkshire - Potts, Bell, Derbyshire, Kershaw
Worcestershire - Dyson, Summers, Dearn, Jones
Warwickshire - Russon
Leicestershire - Stodd, Sarson, Berridge, Watts, Bradshaw.
Middlesex / Surrey - Markham, Pearce, Kalaher, Barrett

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Re: What! The 1939 Register For Free!
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 20 January 16 17:28 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I got this email today too.

Good news, and what I think at least some of us were expecting. It's the same as they did with the 1911 census, though it feels like it's happened more quickly this time.

I bought a lot of pay-per-view 1911 census records as they contained lots of information I didn't otherwise have. However, I held off buying any 1939 register records, as I knew it all anyway for immediate families to the first/second cousin level, in the expectation that it would eventually be included in the subscription, when I'd look up all the hundreds of more distant relations.
Lancashire: Stevenson, Wild, Holden, Jepson
Worcs/Staffs: Steventon, Smith
East London & Suffolk: Guest, Scrutton
East London: Palfreman (prev Tyneside), Bissell, Collis, Dearlove, Ettridge
Herts: Camac, Collis, Mason, Dorrington, Siggens
Marylebone & Sussex: Cole
London & Huntingdonshire: Freeman
Bowland: Marsden, Noble
Shropshire: Guest

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Re: What! The 1939 Register For Free!
« Reply #25 on: Wednesday 20 January 16 17:36 GMT (UK) »
I got the email earlier today, having taken advantage of a bargain to convert to World, and as a result of a free weekend (but not for 1939 Register) due soon I will get 3 days added to my renewal date.

I think I'm going to be busy. :D
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Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: What! The 1939 Register For Free!
« Reply #26 on: Wednesday 20 January 16 17:43 GMT (UK) »
No email received as yet but FindMyPast have announced it on their facebook page. 

"We're pleased to announce that from 16th February, the 1939 Register will be made available to 12 month Britain and World subscribers as part of their existing packages. If you buy a Britain or World 12 month subscription from the 16th onward, the Register will be included for free."


I have used credits to find people on the register, but I already had those so didn't need to actually purchase any.

Also found that an incorrect transcription which I reported has been corrected already.  They do seem to be working hard, even though some people obviously think not.