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Offline Keith Sherwood

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The green overwriting on 1939 Register
« on: Tuesday 23 February 21 15:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi, Everyone,
This question has probably been asked a thousand times, but I've never become at all familiar myself with the 1939 Register.
So, who and when added the green overwriting against some of the entries.  The individual I was looking at was aged just 5 when this survey was taken, but added in green ink are her two subsequent married names and a couple of dates that don't quite tally with the weddings.  Also some indecipherable hieroglyphics.
Can someone shed some light on my ignorance, please...
Many thanks in advance, Keith

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Re: The green overwriting on 1939 Register
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 23 February 21 15:56 GMT (UK) »
The 1939 register was used by the NHS until the early 1990's and updated by them.  :). The dates would be when the amendment was done
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Re: The green overwriting on 1939 Register
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 23 February 21 16:03 GMT (UK) »
Ah, thanks so much for that, Rosie, that would explain things perfectly!
Keith


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Re: The green overwriting on 1939 Register
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 24 February 21 07:43 GMT (UK) »
Hi Keith

I should have mentioned that the 3 letters alongside are the district codes where the amendments were done and CR283 are indicating change of surname (marriage).  There are other codes but there is often no indication as to what they mean, NHS references that we can only guess at.
https://www.findmypast.co.uk/articles/1939-register-enumeration-districts

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Re: The green overwriting on 1939 Register
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 24 February 21 08:02 GMT (UK) »
My mum remarried in 1973,after my dad died. The date against her name is a month or so different.
We believe it was the date of her first visit to the doctors after marriage to register her new name.
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Re: The green overwriting on 1939 Register
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 24 February 21 08:11 GMT (UK) »
My mothers surname has not been altered from her maiden name, there is no doubt that she used the NHS during her lifetime.  I do have her marriage certificate and wedding photos  ;D  ;D
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Re: The green overwriting on 1939 Register
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 24 February 21 18:48 GMT (UK) »
On the entries I have viewed green ink is used for a change of name other than change by marriage.
By this I mean the change was notified by a doctor when the person joined a new practice or by hospital admission, etc.
Changes of name by marriage seem to be noted by the use of blue ink (though I have seen at least one page where the whole page was completed in blue ink in such cases a mixture of green ink and black ink is used for changes of name and even corrections)
Red ink seems to be reserved for correction of errors.


The alterations would have been done by both the ID Registration authorities (until 1952) and by the NHS from 1948 until 1991 when they changed to a computerised system.
NHS changes are usually in green ink and marriages have CR283 and a date nearby, IDR changes may be in one of several colours (I've seen black, blue and red) and usually have a date, a three letter ED code plus M nearby.

CR283 is a form that is used when there is a Change of Surname, Forename, or Date of Birth
CR283 is a form that is used when there is a Change of Surname, Forename, or Date of Birth

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Re: The green overwriting on 1939 Register
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 24 February 21 21:11 GMT (UK) »
Thanks again, Rosie99, and Carol8353 - and in particular Guy - hi again!
Lots of fascinating new (for me) details about those editions to the 1939 Register.
I must go back to that page and entry I was looking at and re-inform myself about what it all meant, including interpreting now what those - I originally called them hieroglyphics in my ignorance - actually mean.
Keith