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"I'm thrilled to find the road where I lived as a child"
Findmypast member Christine Stephenson shares her discoveries in the 1939 Register
1939 was a very long time ago and I was very young. But I am thrilled to find the road where I lived as a child, and still remember many of the people who lived there.
Christine in 1940
They all seemed very old to me then, but now I have the opportunity to learn a little about them and I am astonished to see how young some of them actually were! A way of touching the past, for which I am most grateful to Findmypast.
"Dad never knew what his mum was doing back in 1939"
Hayley Peachey sent us this lovely note to email@example.com
I went and unlocked a record for my nan, and saw in 1939 she was a fruit shop assistant, in Wales. The reason it's amazing is a few years after she married my grampy, he opened up a fruit shop in England. Dad never knew what his mum was doing back in 1939. I'm glad I found out for him, hopefully I'll find some great awesome information that I can share with him.
Many thanks for setting this all up.
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The elusive uncle
After years of searching I have finally found an elusive uncle and six cousins I didn't know I had - all thanks to the 1939 Register
11 people in the house
Surprised to find 11 people sharing one house – my parents, another couple, four children including me and my brother plus three more, nanny etc!
- Karin Eldridge
The mystery of the locked records
Beginning to think some of my family have evacuees with them. Locked records with childless couples...
- Maureen West
Finding my father
National survey in September 1939. I was very moved to find the entry for my father who lived in Manchester throughout World War 2.
- Mohammed Amin
I found a needle in the haystack
After years of fruitless searching, I found my needle in the haystack. The 1939 Register had the one piece of info I was missing!
Just found my Italian great-grandparents and their daughters - very excited indeed!
- Angela Buckley
20 year mystery solved
Located someone from Aldeburgh in the 1939 Register who I've been searching for 20+ years - found them in Portsmouth.
- Aldeburgh Post
Safe at home
Great to find mum on duty as ward sister in her hospital while the rest of her family all safe at home.
- Ann Johnstone