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The 1939 Register
« on: Sunday 26 April 20 11:42 BST (UK) »
The 1939 register was, I thought, to be taken on National Registration day, 29th September 1939, and yet looking up boarders in a school, I have discovered that their 1939 register to be dated 16th September 1939. It seems they weren't too rigid about the date, or was it different for schools? Anyone know the reason why this was earlier?
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Re: The 1939 Register
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 26 April 20 12:04 BST (UK) »
I have not seen that before could you show the page or part of the page.
It may be that is a date put in by someone at the school to show when the schedules were received.
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Re: The 1939 Register
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 26 April 20 12:08 BST (UK) »
I don't think it could have been completed as early as the 16th. Can you post a link to the page in question?
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Re: The 1939 Register
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 26 April 20 12:24 BST (UK) »
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Re: The 1939 Register
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Re: The 1939 Register
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 26 April 20 12:36 BST (UK) »
Well it does say the 16th September.  Presumably just for that particular area with a total of males and females noted at the top right of the page.
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Re: The 1939 Register
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 26 April 20 12:41 BST (UK) »
I suspect it is like nowadays with the census delivered before hand and the instructions being to fill it in on 29th. As nowadays people don't always follow instructions.  ::) (It comes up much quicker on Ancestry than findmypast)
James Stott c1775-1850. James was born in Yorkshire but where? He was a stonemason and married Elizabeth Archer (nee Nicholson) in 1794 at Ripon. They lived thereafter in Masham. If anyone has any suggestions or leads as to his birthplace I would be interested to know. I have searched for it for years without success. Thank you.

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Re: The 1939 Register
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 26 April 20 12:42 BST (UK) »
Perhaps it was just someone getting enthusiastic and completing it at the start of the school term.
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Re: The 1939 Register
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65,000 enumerators across the country delivered forms ahead of the chosen day. On 29 September 1939, householders were required to record details on the registration forms. On the following Sunday and Monday the enumerators visited every householder, checked the form and there and then issued a completed identity card for each of the residents. All cards at this time were the same brown/buff colour.
 

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