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Re: 1939 Register - Annotations and What They Mean?
« Reply #36 on: Friday 15 October 21 17:25 BST (UK) »
From a piece in FamilySearch - link only opens in word so can't give the link

You'll need something that understands .docx files once you've downloaded it, of course, but this is the link:

https://familysearch.brightspotcdn.com/7a/0e/c8cf0edd4729b4cd56309ada9c29/1939-register-handout.docx
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Re: 1939 Register - Annotations and What They Mean?
« Reply #37 on: Friday 15 October 21 18:10 BST (UK) »
I have Microsoft Office, which is why I could quote from it.
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Re: 1939 Register - Annotations and What They Mean?
« Reply #38 on: Friday 15 October 21 18:43 BST (UK) »
I apologise if this cvered elsewhere, but I have found a female relative on the 39 register, but it appears the info is a s the 31 census (DoBs etc) Also, what does MIC and DPL mean please?


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Re: 1939 Register - Annotations and What They Mean?
« Reply #39 on: Friday 15 October 21 18:57 BST (UK) »
I have Microsoft Office, which is why I could quote from it.

Naturally. You couldn't provide the link, so I posted it to help out with source attribution :)
BARTRAM - Nottingham, Derby, originally Beds (Stagsden)
PERFETT - St Pancras & Marylebone, Rugby, Nottingham
RADFORD - Nottinghamshire, also back & forth to Bury
RUDD - Durham, Margate, Bermondsey, Newcastle, Nottingham

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Re: 1939 Register - Annotations and What They Mean?
« Reply #40 on: Friday 15 October 21 20:27 BST (UK) »
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I thought you were telling me how to access it!
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Re: 1939 Register - Annotations and What They Mean?
« Reply #41 on: Friday 15 October 21 21:27 BST (UK) »
Also - by Goggling:

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Deciphering the annotations and notes in the Register
The 1939 Register is littered with annotations and notes.  There has been no master index made of the abbreviations and code letters used and as the books were annotated by a lot of different people for about 60 years, for a variety of purposes we may never know the meaning of all the scribbles.  However many we have been able to decipher.
•   NR = National Register
•   CR = Central Register
•   I/D = Identity Card
•   M/C = Medical Card

From a piece in FamilySearch - link only opens in word so can't give the link

Hi

Medical card makes sense considering the register was linked to the NHS. Not sure about half married couple's ration allowance as the 1/2 m/c entry I've been looking at was dated 1976. Perhaps a new doctor's card was issued with a change in surname or address which required the register to be updated. 1/2 still a puzzle though.

Thank you.


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Re: 1939 Register - Annotations and What They Mean?
« Reply #42 on: Saturday 16 October 21 03:37 BST (UK) »
I apologise if this cvered elsewhere, but I have found a female relative on the 39 register, but it appears the info is a s the 31 census (DoBs etc) Also, what does MIC and DPL mean please?

I don't understand your reference to the 1931 census - that census was destroyed by fire and no longer exists.  Columns 7 and 8 of the 1939 Register record each person's date of birth.

'DPL' is the district code for Luton, there are no codes that start with "M" so you would need to give a context to be able to guess what it might be in reference to.  Many of the codes remain known only to the government officials who updated the records.

Debra  :)

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Re: 1939 Register - Annotations and What They Mean?
« Reply #43 on: Saturday 16 October 21 03:49 BST (UK) »
I apologise if this cvered elsewhere, but I have found a female relative on the 39 register, but it appears the info is a s the 31 census (DoBs etc) Also, what does MIC and DPL mean please?

I don't understand your reference to the 1931 census - that census was destroyed by fire and no longer exists.  Columns 7 and 8 of the 1939 Register record each person's date of birth.

'DPL' is the district code for Luton, there are no codes that start with "M" so you would need to give a context to be able to guess what it might be in reference to.  Many of the codes remain known only to the government officials who updated the records.

Debra  :)


Also - by Goggling:

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Deciphering the annotations and notes in the Register
The 1939 Register is littered with annotations and notes.  There has been no master index made of the abbreviations and code letters used and as the books were annotated by a lot of different people for about 60 years, for a variety of purposes we may never know the meaning of all the scribbles.  However many we have been able to decipher.
•   NR = National Register
•   CR = Central Register
•   I/D = Identity Card
•   M/C = Medical Card

From a piece in FamilySearch - link only opens in word so can't give the link

Hi

Medical card makes sense considering the register was linked to the NHS. Not sure about half married couple's ration allowance as the 1/2 m/c entry I've been looking at was dated 1976. Perhaps a new doctor's card was issued with a change in surname or address which required the register to be updated. 1/2 still a puzzle though.

Thank you.

I wonder if “MIC” that PJW asked about, might be M/C as per the above quote?

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Re: 1939 Register - Annotations and What They Mean?
« Reply #44 on: Saturday 16 October 21 08:23 BST (UK) »
It could well be, Ruskie. As the additions are all written in by hand,  a / can often look like an I.
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