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  1. Bonzo Dog

    Bonzo Dog Still the Mad Scientist?

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    According to an e-mail that's just popped into my box, FMP have added a further 5 million records to their collection. Hope everyone has better luck than me finding missing relatives. Total new finds, nil.:(
     
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    gillyflower Always caring about others

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    If they added a few more I may have better luck too at finding those elusive ones. :headbang::)
     
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    Bonzo Dog Still the Mad Scientist?

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    From one disappointed searcher to another: ():-)
     
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    My e-mail says with over 5 million new records opened since it's launch last year.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    I must be one of the lucky ones. I don't think I've had any 'misses' yet, just some appalling transcriptions. Seriously thinking about giving FMP another 12 months, even tho'. just a 'Britain' subs is very limiting. Also very unimaginative, Ancestry beats them hands down with subscription choices.
     
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    I gave up trying to get them to open my mum's record after she died in 2013. They need to know what the entry says on the register. How can you tell them that if you can't see it? They have her mum and dad transcribed as FORTER instead of FOSTER, even though my mum's eldest brother in the same household is transcribed as FOSTER.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Can you give them what you can see[everyone] on the 39 Register & follow up with her registered death date? or do you not have a cert for her?
    How do they find out a person has died if the RGO hasn't yet released dates, or is it accessible now online?
     
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    If you want a record opened, you have to send a copy of the death certificate, which I did, then complete a Form requesting a closed record to be opened.

    You have to tell them:-

    - the name/s of the person whose record you want opened (including maiden name or change of name - presume this is their married name)
    - their date of birth
    - where in the 1939 Register the person is (i.e. their address)
    - male or female
    - full date of birth

    How can you do that with any certainty when the record is blacked out?

    I gave them details of: the address; of who I could see in the household and details of the two who I would expect to be blacked out - one being my mum and the other her elder brother (who is still alive). I told them their given names at birth and dates of birth and what they may be entered as - mum is Dorothy Frances, but could be down as Dinah. Her brother, Frederick Donald, but could be down as Don or Donald - who knows, I can't see the blooming record :mad:

    I just may have a go at getting dad's opened up, just to see if they are just as useless with that one. On second thoughts, I may not, as I found the whole thing very stressful.
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    I must admit that, like Wendy, I've been quite 'lucky' with most of my searches, although I have found several which should still be closed and several that should be open :sceptical: And, as for their transcriptions.......:confused:
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Annie, why not try the local Library for a census/electoral report for 1939 for your family & see how you get on? Explain the ineptitude of available content & see what they say.
     
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    Bonzo Dog Still the Mad Scientist?

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    It's not only the 1939 Register:

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    Only found his birth reg by restricting the search to surname and YOB. :rolleyes:
     
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    No luck here either:(
     
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    I still cant find my dad, his brother, their father or fathers sister but the whole household of my grandparents is now open, they have caught up that my aunt is deceased but im surprised to see my mums record now open as she died here in Aus, how would they have known.
     
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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    I wonder how many of that number were corrections supplied free by subscribers.

    My dad is still closed, although he died over 30 years ago.
     
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    Mum would have been 16, so wouldn't show up on and electoral register, I don't think.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Okay I almost joined the can't-findem's on 1939 reg. I followed a new found 3rd cousin from Kent up to Northamptonshire -of all places-, found children & then into 1939-not happening! Finally found, their first names had been reversed as the 2nd name was written above the first- having run out of space.!

    Now I need to ask if anyone can tell me what these numbers may mean.
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    Also across page is written in red "See page 20. Bk 2" no clicky arrow to go see what is there. How does one find book 2?
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    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    Had an email from FMP today that saying that over 2 million closed records have been opened to mark the 1st anniversary of their online publication of the 1939 register.
     
  19. Bonzo Dog

    Bonzo Dog Still the Mad Scientist?

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    The then newly built road my aunt and uncle moved to in 1939 now appears in the collection. They appear not to have moved in when the details were collected, as their house number is missing. :headbang:
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Had same with an Uncle & Aunt in Croydon :(
     
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