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Search 1939 Register

Discover your family, home and town at wartime

The 1939 Register provides a snapshot of England and Wales at the outbreak of World War 2.

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Parish records stretch back to medieval times and we're home to the largest British collection online.

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From war heroes to globetrotters, your ancestors were amazing. Delve into military and travel records to prove it.

Where was your family in 1939?

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