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Ancestry has access to 1939 Register

Discussion in 'Latest news' started by jorghes, May 9, 2018.

  1. CarolB08

    CarolB08 LostCousins Member

    I scrolled down the page found the contact us button and filled in the online contact form, this sends them a direct email to their customer services team, who will investigate for you and get back to you. Hope this helps.
  2. Mike

    Mike Member

    Is this a photo of people working on the 1939 Register?
    Follow this link to Ancestry search Historical Photographs and Prints
    Then enter 17 Apr 1940 for the Publication Info date, click "Exact" then "Search" and "View Record" Then click "View" on the photo (probably a simpler way to refer to it) You will need an Ancestry account.
  3. Mike

    Mike Member

    Forgot to say. Click right on photo for description
  4. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    Indeed it is - the GRO is based at Smedley Hydro, a former hotel.

    For those who don't have an Ancestry subscription you can also find a similar photo here. The caption for both reads:

    "A famous hotel, 'somewhere in the North of England' has been taken over by the Government, and is now the Office of the Central National Registration. Here the names and addresses of every person in the country are kept in the register, and the girls are busy at work noting changes of residence, the men that have registered for military service, and those who, being of the required age, have not for some reason or other registered for military service. Photo shows- In the ballroom. Girls at work on the National Register. The names and addresses of every person in the country is kept in the register, and girls are continually at work noting changes of addresses etc. in the books."
  5. GillW

    GillW LostCousins Member

    Ancestry UK and Ireland records free this weekend 6 - 9th July.
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  6. Jean999

    Jean999 LostCousins Member

    Free Access does not seem to be working.
  7. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    It's working fine for me now - but Ancestry didn't give a start time, so maybe it wasn't live until noon.
  8. GillW

    GillW LostCousins Member

    It was working fine on Friday evening but now it makes me sign in and then says I have no trees!
    I will have to upload my Gedcom files from pre-Friday and then go through all hints again - reminder to self - save Gedcom files at end of EVERY session, not just at end of free period.
  9. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    I would suggest trying a different browser.
    You are saving the records to your own computer, aren't you? Otherwise you won't have access to them after midnight, GEDCOM or no GEDCOM.
  10. Katie Bee

    Katie Bee LostCousins Member

    Ancestry UK and Ireland is now free until Tuesday 10th July 23.59BST

    I have just done a search and got the results, I wanted to edit my search and it would not let me.
    I looked at a record and that was OK now it all seems back to normal and I can edit my search.
  11. GillW

    GillW LostCousins Member

    Thank you Peter - yes 1) I found it worked when I used our desktop with Edge, instead of my laptop with 8.1.
    and yes 2) am saving to the desktop.

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