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1939 Census. A Question
« on: Saturday 08 September 18 07:49 BST (UK) »
Hi,
Found both my late father & mother in 1939.  My question is, why my father born 1927 is visible but my mother, born 1924 is not  :-\

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Re: 1939 Census. A Question
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 08 September 18 07:56 BST (UK) »
How do you know that she isn't there, rather than you haven't found her ?

Are her parents there?
Are her siblings there?
Where do you anticipate "where" she should be?
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Re: 1939 Census. A Question
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 08 September 18 08:03 BST (UK) »
Looking at your post - you found them both parents you think but your probable mother's entry is unopened.

Presumably this was due to the 100 year rule and your father's was opened because someone had found a death for him but not your mother

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Re: 1939 Census. A Question
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 08 September 18 08:03 BST (UK) »
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/1939-register/

Also click on "The NHS Central Register".

Updating the register ceased around 1990/91
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: 1939 Census. A Question
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 08 September 18 08:05 BST (UK) »
She would only be automatically made visible when she reached 100 years old.  When did she die. 

Not all records of deceased people have been opened, it is a bit of a lottery  ;D  It is possible if you have a sub with FindMyPast to have it opened on production of a death certificate
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Re: 1939 Census. A Question
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 08 September 18 10:48 BST (UK) »
Mother died in 1978.
Pauline.  Parents are there and a couple of siblings.
Just curious as to why this should be as I can't think of anyone in my family who would go to all the trouble & expense of opening my fathers entry.  Am I right in assuming that some entries prior to the 100 year deadline have been opened by the National Archives if a death entry has been found by them?

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Re: 1939 Census. A Question
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 08 September 18 11:43 BST (UK) »
Records are being opened all the time by FindMyPast (on behalf of TNA) and I believe annually by Ancestry.  As I said it is a bit of a lottery as to whether they are opened I doubt there was any specific reason why your mothers is still closed.
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Re: 1939 Census. A Question
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 08 September 18 14:32 BST (UK) »
Thanks Rosie,
Now I understand  :)

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Re: 1939 Census. A Question
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 08 September 18 14:44 BST (UK) »
I have had several members of my family who were born in the 1920/30 appear as open entries and a few over 100 as closed, so as someone has said it is a bit of a lottery. They are very good for opening the over 100 if you ask, but I had to send by e-mail a copy of my Mum's Death Certificate to open her's. Mum's brother who was 10 years younger and still alive today appeared as an open record.