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1939 - Census England.
« on: Tuesday 06 April 21 14:01 BST (UK) »
Using the above records to find various relatives, I see that many ladies, who were single at the time have had their later married names added to the record.  Why was this done does any know the reason - it obviously helps with research, but I am sure this was not the reason  ???
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Re: 1939 - Census England.
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 06 April 21 14:12 BST (UK) »
In 1948 when the NHS was set up, it took over the details collected in 1939 and made changes as and when people informed their doctor re marriage etc.

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Re: 1939 - Census England.
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 06 April 21 14:20 BST (UK) »
As has been said many times before - the 1939 National Register was NOT a census ;D
That's because it was updated, by the NHS, until the 1990's.
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Re: 1939 - Census England.
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 06 April 21 15:35 BST (UK) »
I apologise for calling this a census and not a register, a slip of the pen I realise - thank you for your replies, I now understand.
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Re: 1939 - Census England.
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 06 April 21 16:06 BST (UK) »
Not just ladies, anyone who changed their name after the 1939 National Registration had been taken would, if they entered hospital or registered with a new doctor have their name amended to the new one.
For example my mum had a son by her first husband, when she remarried and had 3 more children he started using her new married surname, but it was not until he left home and registered with a doctor in Edinburgh (where he was at university0 that his name was changed on the 1939 National Registration.
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Re: 1939 - Census England.
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 06 April 21 16:37 BST (UK) »
Not just ladies, anyone who changed their name after the 1939 National Registration had been taken would, if they entered hospital or registered with a new doctor have their name amended to the new one.

Some slipped through the net though,  I have a family member who married in late 1940's but her name was not changed.  She had children and a few stays in hospital prior to the 1990's.  ;D
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