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Re: 1939 Register on Ancestry
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday 09 May 18 10:20 BST (UK) »
My mother and father were there at the right address but not me!! aged 12 and don't know what day it was on as I could be being evacuated at the time....... too young for being 'up the pub'.
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Re: 1939 Register on Ancestry
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 09 May 18 10:27 BST (UK) »
Can I take it that there is NOT a 1939 Scottish register then??

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Re: 1939 Register on Ancestry
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 09 May 18 11:44 BST (UK) »
Can I take it that there is NOT a 1939 Scottish register then??

Malky

There is one but not yet online.
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Re: 1939 Register on Ancestry
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 09 May 18 11:46 BST (UK) »
Can I take it that there is NOT a 1939 Scottish register then??

Malky

There is one but not yet online.

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Re: 1939 Register on Ancestry
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 09 May 18 12:48 BST (UK) »
My mother and father were there at the right address but not me!! aged 12 and don't know what day it was on as I could be being evacuated at the time....... too young for being 'up the pub'.
Joe

You wouldn’t show up anyway, wherever you were,  as you are still alive. ;D
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Re: 1939 Register on Ancestry
« Reply #32 on: Wednesday 09 May 18 13:09 BST (UK) »
I notice that the positioning of the redactions, and the text used on them, is identical in both versions, so the images are probably from a master copy at the National Archives in both cases. The filenames are the same too, but the Ancestry version uses only lower case letters.

The Ancestry version has a smaller file size, so may lose a little detail in hard-to-read images.

Ancestry's indexing, though, leaves something to be desired. I've just checked an image I downloaded from FindMyPast (I was looking for zig-zag redactions), and NOBODY on it appears in the Ancestry index. The handwriting is perfectly clear, so no excuses.


Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

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Re: 1939 Register on Ancestry
« Reply #33 on: Wednesday 09 May 18 13:28 BST (UK) »
Ancestry's indexing, though, leaves something to be desired. I've just checked an image I downloaded from FindMyPast (I was looking for zig-zag redactions), and NOBODY on it appears in the Ancestry index. The handwriting is perfectly clear, so no excuses.

True but at least Ancestry have had a better guess at my grandfather's middle name Timson than FindMyPast.  On Ancestry its Timsor, on FindMyPast its Samson.  Where they got "a" from I don't know, its a clear "i" but the first letter could be interpreted as S rather than T as its a bit curly so full marks to Ancestry for at least reading that correctly.

That said, some of the others are terrible on Ancestry.  My other grandparents surname as an extra "r" on the end which does not appear anywhere on the image. ::)
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Re: 1939 Register on Ancestry
« Reply #34 on: Wednesday 09 May 18 13:42 BST (UK) »
Great timing, I use Ancestry for all my research but bought a years subscription to Find my Past last year just for the 1939 register. The subscription run out the same day Ancestry added it to their site  ;D
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Re: 1939 Register on Ancestry
« Reply #35 on: Wednesday 09 May 18 14:23 BST (UK) »
Great news. I did recently buy a 1 month sub to FindMyPast to access the 1939 register in one of their recent deals but I have an all year round sub to Anc so it will be handy.
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LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain