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Ancestry TV ad for WWII Civilian Records
« on: Monday 22 February 21 07:37 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
    I have just seen the latest Ancestry TV ad, and it is suggesting that they have records that cover the non-military activities from Word War 2 (i.e. ARP, Volunteer Fire Brigades, etc).  I have a whole side of the family who were the wrong (or right) ages to have missed military service, so would love to find out if they joined any of these type organisations to do there bit.  However, i can't find any trace on the website of anything like these records, there are a few 'memorial books' (like the post office) but i can't see anything else. Are they hidden away and i am missing them, or is it creative (i.e. false) advertising based on things listed in 1939 register and/or Civil awards (as they mention an award in the ad).


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Richard
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Re: Ancestry TV ad for WWII Civilian Records
« Reply #1 on: Monday 22 February 21 09:38 GMT (UK) »
They have Home Guard records for Lancashire recently added
https://www.rootschat.com/links/01qcf/

Can't see anything else new though.
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YORKS/LINCS: Watson, Stamford, Bartholomew,
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Re: Ancestry TV ad for WWII Civilian Records
« Reply #2 on: Monday 22 February 21 09:39 GMT (UK) »
They may have the records, but often they're not very extensive.

If you go to the Home page and then click on the Card Catalogue which you'll find to the right hand side you can browse/search the individual collections they have.

These are those with World War II in the keywords: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/collections/catalog/?keyword=world%20war%20ii&limitToCountry=1
Houghton - Lancashire, inc. Manchester
Robertson - Angus
Collinge - Yorkshire, Lancashire, USA
Nedderman - Lancashire
Lane/Fryer - Kent


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Re: Ancestry TV ad for WWII Civilian Records
« Reply #3 on: Monday 22 February 21 15:42 GMT (UK) »
They may have the records, but often they're not very extensive.

If you go to the Home page and then click on the Card Catalogue which you'll find to the right hand side you can browse/search the individual collections they have.

These are those with World War II in the keywords: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/collections/catalog/?keyword=world%20war%20ii&limitToCountry=1

Thanks thats where i had been looking in the catalgo, and couldnt see aything :-)
Sellens - Sussex
Newham - Surrey
Wellington - Dagenham, Essex
Camp - South Essex
Wren - Essex
Livermore - Essex
Wane - Essex
Fisk - Essex / Suffolk
Bailey/Bayley - Sussex
Newton - Sussex
Funnell - Sussex
Streeter - Sussex
Coates - Sussex
Maisey - Surrey

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Re: Ancestry TV ad for WWII Civilian Records
« Reply #4 on: Monday 22 February 21 15:42 GMT (UK) »
They have Home Guard records for Lancashire recently added
https://www.rootschat.com/links/01qcf/

Can't see anything else new though.

Thanks
Sellens - Sussex
Newham - Surrey
Wellington - Dagenham, Essex
Camp - South Essex
Wren - Essex
Livermore - Essex
Wane - Essex
Fisk - Essex / Suffolk
Bailey/Bayley - Sussex
Newton - Sussex
Funnell - Sussex
Streeter - Sussex
Coates - Sussex
Maisey - Surrey