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Offline Annie65115

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Living people on the 1939 register
« on: Tuesday 04 May 21 19:45 BST (UK) »
I thought that entries on the 1939 register were only available to view if the person was by now dead.

However I've just realised that my mum's details have been opened - and she's still very much alive.

Can this be altered, and her details redacted again?
Bradbury (Sedgeley, Bilston, Warrington)
Cooper (Sedgeley, Bilston)
Kilner/Kilmer (Leic, Notts)
Greenfield (Liverpool)
Holyland (Anywhere and everywhere, also Holiland Holliland Hollyland)
Pryce/Price (Welshpool, Liverpool)
Rawson (Leicester)
Upton (Desford, Leics)
Partrick (Vera and George, Leicester)
Marshall (Westmorland, Cheshire/Leicester)

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Re: Living people on the 1939 register
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 04 May 21 19:57 BST (UK) »
Sometimes mistakes do happen.  You donít say on which site you saw this, if it was Findmypast, on provision of proof they will redact her. I canít say about Ancestry.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,† Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Living people on the 1939 register
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 04 May 21 20:07 BST (UK) »
if it was Findmypast, on provision of proof they will redact her.

When I discovered that my aunts details had been uncovered while she was still alive I contacted FindMyPast and asked them to supply me with the information they had used to uncover her details, in view of the fact that Iíd seen her only a few days previously, and she was very much alive.

Her entry was redacted pretty rapidly.
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Re: Living people on the 1939 register
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 04 May 21 20:18 BST (UK) »
Sometimes mistakes do happen.  You donít say on which site you saw this, if it was Findmypast, on provision of proof they will redact her. I canít say about Ancestry.

What sort of proof do they demand?!
Bradbury (Sedgeley, Bilston, Warrington)
Cooper (Sedgeley, Bilston)
Kilner/Kilmer (Leic, Notts)
Greenfield (Liverpool)
Holyland (Anywhere and everywhere, also Holiland Holliland Hollyland)
Pryce/Price (Welshpool, Liverpool)
Rawson (Leicester)
Upton (Desford, Leics)
Partrick (Vera and George, Leicester)
Marshall (Westmorland, Cheshire/Leicester)

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Re: Living people on the 1939 register
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 04 May 21 21:04 BST (UK) »
 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Now this is silly.

I cannot submit a request to FindMyPast without supplying "proof of life", which they suggest needs to be a copy of passport or driving licence with a signature.

My mother is elderly, has no scanner, is not confident with a computer, and I cannot access the hard copies of the suggested documents - and even if i could, I would not want to send such items to an unknown person in an office, just so that they can correct an error generated by their employer.

Surely, as the record has been opened in contravention of the DPA, the onus is on the companies to provide proof that this is appropriate -- ie proof of death --rather than on me to try to provide proof of life?! Never mind the fact that seeing a copy of a passport doesn't prove that anyone is alive!
Bradbury (Sedgeley, Bilston, Warrington)
Cooper (Sedgeley, Bilston)
Kilner/Kilmer (Leic, Notts)
Greenfield (Liverpool)
Holyland (Anywhere and everywhere, also Holiland Holliland Hollyland)
Pryce/Price (Welshpool, Liverpool)
Rawson (Leicester)
Upton (Desford, Leics)
Partrick (Vera and George, Leicester)
Marshall (Westmorland, Cheshire/Leicester)

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Re: Living people on the 1939 register
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 04 May 21 21:13 BST (UK) »
Have you read my reply#2?

Simply do what I did. Ask them to provide you with the proof they used to uncover the record.
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Re: Living people on the 1939 register
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 04 May 21 21:16 BST (UK) »
JenB, I've sent them an email basically saying this. I can't use the "report an error" form anyway because it wont send without the mandated "proof of life!"
Bradbury (Sedgeley, Bilston, Warrington)
Cooper (Sedgeley, Bilston)
Kilner/Kilmer (Leic, Notts)
Greenfield (Liverpool)
Holyland (Anywhere and everywhere, also Holiland Holliland Hollyland)
Pryce/Price (Welshpool, Liverpool)
Rawson (Leicester)
Upton (Desford, Leics)
Partrick (Vera and George, Leicester)
Marshall (Westmorland, Cheshire/Leicester)

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Re: Living people on the 1939 register
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 04 May 21 21:24 BST (UK) »
My sincere apologies for this BUT - what has your mother got to hide?  Sorry I cannot understand why someone would wish to be hidden away, unless  :-\ :-\  After all we are talking about information that was taken 82 years ago.

Unfortunately I'm not old enough be appear on the 1939, but I certainly would have no problem with my record being available - we're not talking about current information, are we?  :-X
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