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1939 Register

Find out what your ancestors were doing on the eve of WW2 by searching the 1939 Register on Findmypast, its official online home, in partnership with the National Archives. Discover exactly what they did for a living, maps of where they lived and even who their neighbours were. Or click on the address tab to search for your own address, or an address you know, to see who was living there in September 1939. Then you can put it all in context. Read newspaper articles and see photographs from the era.


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