18 December 2015

Special Holiday Offer from NGS and Findmypast.com

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 Wales at the outbreak of World War II, containing the names, occupations, marital status, dates of birth and more for 41 million individuals.

As in the US, the UK 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 England and Wales from 1921-1951.

Now, thanks to a partnership between Findmypast and The National Archives in Britain, 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.

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 UK census replacement.

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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