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Offline VicInIbstock

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1939 Register search tips
« on: Thursday 15 February 18 13:24 GMT (UK) »
Hello

I'm hoping a more intensive user of the 1939 register on FindMyPast can give me some pointers. I've located a number of families were a son was killed in WW2 and provided CWGC entries to open up their record - great.

My Great Aunt and Uncle aren't listed with their parents as they were married before the register was taken and so living elsewhere. My Great Aunt has been passed away a few years now and Great Uncle killed during the war. Repeated tweaks on the searches have yet to pull where they were living at the time. I can hazard a guess at the three districts they were living but no other way to ration it down.

Any hints and tips gladly received.
Cooper, Elliott, Roberts & Rose (Leicestershire)
Vicars (Buckinghamshire)
Vickers & Keen (Oxfordshire)
Robinson & Walker (Durham & Northumberland)

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Re: 1939 Register search tips
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 15 February 18 13:26 GMT (UK) »
If Gt uncle was in the services in the war he would not appear on the register. 

Did the couple have children that you could locate
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Re: 1939 Register search tips
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 15 February 18 14:14 GMT (UK) »
Have you tried to find them on pre-1939 electoral registers?
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Sherry-Paddington & Marylebone,
Longhurst-Ealing & Capel, Abinger, Ewhurst & Ockley,
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Re: 1939 Register search tips
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 15 February 18 14:54 GMT (UK) »
If they have been badly mistranscribed,try them by just a christian name and a full or partial DOB.
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