Thursday, November 26, 2009

1939 National Registration of the UK

BBC News - Families on the brink of war: "The publication of the 1911 census for England and Wales has helped many to establish their links and some of those with unanswered questions are hoping that the release of the 1921 census - currently expected in 2022 - will help them.

But that census release is set to be the last for a generation.

The 1931 census was destroyed in a fire and there was no survey taken in 1941 because of the war. It may be more than 40 years until the 1951 details become public.

'The truth is, it's often far more difficult to find out about recent history than Victorian history and beyond,' says family historian Guy Etchells.

Mr Etchells is already something of a hero in the genealogy world, being credited as the driving force behind the early release of the 1911 census for England and Wales."


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