18 December 2015
What do you buy for the genealogist who has everything? Our friends at Findmypast have a great suggestion.
By special arrangement, NGS is offering its members and friends an exclusive discount on researching the newly released 1939 Register, the most significant British family history data release of the decade. Taken shortly after
Britain declared war on Germany in September 1939, the 1939 Register is a comprehensive overview of the civil population of England and at the outbreak of World War II, containing the names, occupations, marital status, dates of birth and more for 41 million individuals. Wales
As in the
US, the government takes a census every decade. The Second World War destroyed the UK 1931 census and the 1942 census was never taken. This means that the 1939 Register is the only surviving record of 41 million people in UK England and from 1921-1951. Wales
Now, thanks to a partnership between Findmypast and The National Archives in
, the 1939 Register has been conserved, scanned, digitized and made available online to the public for the first time. Find out more about the project here. Britain
There is link to a 10% discount for 300 Findmypast credits that will allow you to view the 1939 Register by going to the NGS website. Once purchased, the credits are valid for 90 days, so you or your lucky genealogist friends do not need to rush to research during the holidays.
This offer is available for a limited time, ending on 12/25/2015. Act now to get discounted access to this incredibly significant
census replacement. UK
Best wishes for the holidays and may 2016 be the best year ever for your genealogical research!
NGS Board and staff
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