As passenger ships were requisitioned on the outbreak of war, many of the crews were left stranded without jobs or homes to go to
Findmypast user Valerie Woolley was having trouble tracing her father, who had so far escaped the records...
Findmypast user Philip Smith uncovers incredible stories of love and bravery in his family tree
How one of the most important documents in British history reveals the story of a country brimming with industry
Using the 1939 register's maps and inforgraphics to explore the make up of prewar Britain.
In her first guest article for Findmypast, historical author Helen Barrell describes how the 1939 register revealed a missing link in her family's story...
You'll find the same wonderful level of detail in your own ancestor's 1939 record - whether they were royalty or not!
Thousands of children were evacuated from Great Britain on the eve of war. Many of them traveled to the United States and Canada, though not all made it there safely.
An incredible first hand account of life as a POW.