WHO LIVED IN YOUR HOUSE IN 1939?

Find out through the 1939 Register: a catalogue of 41 million lives recorded at the outbreak of the 
Second World War. You’ll see who lived in any house, town or street in England and Wales before the draft.
Findmypast, the official home of the 1939 Register.

What’s in the 1939 Register?

  • Household transcript

    Find full names, dates of birth, occupations, addresses and more.

    Transcript Transcript
  • Household transcript

    Find full names, dates of birth, occupations, addresses and more.

    Transcript
  • 1930s maps

    Use them like Google Maps. Type in your street and see what’s changed.

    Map
  • The original register

    See the original hand-written pages. Zoom in or pan left and right for a closer look.

  • Statistics

    Get an overview of your town demographics and society in 1939.

    Infographic

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