Visit us in Kew to see original documents or view online records for free. The Register provides a snapshot of the civilian population of England and Wales just after the outbreak of the Second World War. For more details see section 5. The Register was taken on 29 September Information the Register was also used to administer conscription and the direction of labour, and to monitor and control the movement of the population caused by military mobilisation and mass evacuation.
It contains details of around 40 million people, recorded in more than 65, volumes transcript books. While the Register is not a census, it is arranged along similar lines and includes similar, if less detailed, information. Nor does it include members of the armed forces billeted in private homes, including their own homes.
However, since conscription did not begin in earnest until Januarymost people who subsequently served in the armed forces during the Second World War were still civilians in September When preparing the Register, the General Register Office used the plans already in place for what would have been the Census. It was based on registration districts and sub-districts, and was administered by Superintendent Registrars and Registrars of Births and Deaths.
The enumeration districts used for the Register were based 1941 census ireland online dating on those used for the Census, adjusted to account for the population movements since They were sub-divided into smaller units for National Registration purposes.
The general rule was that an enumeration district should contain no more than households, not counting institutions. The final arrangement of the Register was not by registration district, as in a census, but according to the boundaries of local government units. These were the bodies responsible for the Local National Registration Offices and Food Offices, who maintained and updated information in the Register.
It is only digital copies of the Register that 1941 census ireland online dating available to the public. It is free to search for these records, but there is a charge to view full transcriptions and download images of documents.
Please note that you can view these records online free of charge in the reading rooms at The National Archives in Kew. You can also include the name of another person expected to be in the same household. The record of anyone born less than years ago is closed unless they are known to have died.
For more information see section 9. If someone was born less than years ago, and has died, their record may still be closed if their death was not notified and recorded in the register. Deaths that occurred 1941 census ireland online dating the United Kingdom are unlikely to have been notified. These include the majority of Second World War deaths.
Despite the best efforts of the registration authorities, a small number of people were missed out, and had to be registered later.
A few deliberately failed to register, possibly because they thought they could avoid being conscripted.
A very few enumeration district books Transcript Books are known to be missing from the Register. The people in those districts would have been registered and received their identity cards and ration books, but unfortunately the books themselves are not included in the register that has been released because they arrived too late at the Central National Registration Office.
Try different spellings, or use a wild card. The names in the Register were copied by the enumerator from the household schedules, hand-written by the householders.
The Register was subsequently in constant use for more than 50 years so some entries will have become hard to read through frequent "1941 census ireland online dating." Middle initials are generally included, but middle names rarely appear in full.
The information in a huge database such as this will inevitably contain some errors, either in the original information supplied, or in the course of copying and indexing. You should be flexible and imaginative when searching and try any combination of the following:. By 29 September there had already been mass evacuations of the population so many people may be listed in an entirely different location 1941 census ireland online dating the rest of their family.
Many seasonal workers, such as hop-pickers, were still in the countryside when the Register was taken, and not at their normal home addresses in urban areas. Small villages and hamlets can be very difficult to find because house or street addresses may not include the name of the hamlet or village. This will depend on how each enumerator chose to record this information in the limited space allowed for it in the register books. Village and hamlet names, along with the Registration District and Sub-district number and other detailed place information, were recorded in the description pages at the start of each Enumeration Book.
Unfortunately, these books have not survived, so there is no simple way to identify the area covered by every enumeration district. The Register was continually updated while National Registration was in force, when it was a legal requirement to notify the registration authorities of any change of name or address.
This ended inbut since the Register had also been used by the National Health Service, who continued updating the records untilwhen paper-based record keeping was discontinued. Changes of name for any reason were recorded; in practice this was mostly when women changed their surnames on marriage or re-marriage, but also includes changes of name for any other reason, such as by deed poll.
The majority of these name changes appear in the indexes so you can search for a person using either their name in or any subsequent name. The new 1941 census ireland online dating was added at the back of the enumeration book or sometimes at the back of the next book in large enumeration districts that comprised two or more books. However, this is very unlikely to contain any additional information. Some online search results of the Register will have a number of blanked out lines, indicating that the record is closed because the individual may still be alive.
Information relating to living individuals is withheld under sections 40 2 and 40 3 a i of the Freedom of Information Act From the Register was also used as the National Health Service NHS Register, and was updated untilwhen the paper-based system was discontinued. This included notification of deaths, so the records of people born less than years ago, but whose death was reported to either the National Registration 1941 census ireland online dating or to the NHS, will be open see also section 8.
Findmypast have checked the names and dates of birth in the Register against the General Register Office indexes of deaths in England and Wales and opened many records where exact matches are found. Furthermore, the records of individuals born years ago according to the date of birth shown in the Register are opened on a regular basis. The version of the Register on "1941 census ireland online dating." Each entry in the Register extended across a double page spread.
The National Archives does not have access to this column and the information it contains. Please note in order to access this service you will be required to provide proof of death, mostly commonly by providing a death certificate. If the record can be opened, we will send you a full transcription of the information held in the record.
The opened record will be available to view on Findmypast. The transcription is likely to include the following details: An individual is entitled to submit a Data Subject Access Request to obtain their own record information within the Register. You can also use this form if you are acting on behalf of someone who was in the Register and has authorised you to request information on their behalf.
Please note that the information will only be disclosed to you, and the record itself will remain closed. The records remained with the NHS up until — therefore most changes of name between and are listed in the records.
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