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Who lived in your
house in 1939?

41 Million lives recorded in England & Wales at the outbreak of the Second World War.
The official home of the 1939 Register

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Discover the 1939 Register

  • Household transcript

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

  • 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.

  • Maps

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

A collage of photos of an old 1939 map, household transcripts of the 1939 register as viewable on Findmypast, original scanned pages from the 1939 register and statistics regarding the British population in 1939.

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