A surprise on the 1939 Register Image

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  1. David Tuson

    David Tuson Well-Known Member

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    Whenever I download an image I usually Edit (crop) the record so that Columns 1 - 10 are a little larger. But today I noticed that there is another column at the Right Hand edge - Column 11 Instructions ---- and alongside my ancestors entry there were the words "Voluntary A R P Warden". A nice little bit of information.
    In future I will be a little more vigilant before I crop the image. And I will review all the images that I have previously accessed in the "My Records" on Findmypast - I may have missed some snippets!!
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Sound advice, there Tony. ;)
     
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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    Very sound advice. :)

    The '39 Register is useful for little snippets worth their weight in gold like this, easily missed.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Haven't they always been there if half obscured at times?
     
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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    The thing about the 1939 Register is that it is still within living memory. My great uncle Charlie was a war reserve policeman, but the family failed to recall this.
     
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    You are correct Wendy, but I never looked at that part of the image before - I certainly will spend more time scrutinizing images in future.
    David
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Also, as with other census records, it's a good idea to read earlier & later pages as well. You never know who may turn up living around the corner :D
    Just today I found an extra child for family by checking London Electorals, hoping to find a death, this child listed in 1936 was no on 1939 electorals & one that was was not found on FreeBMD because the typed image had the Mother's name wrong- the addition of an 'r' messed it up. However the GRO- bless then, had it correct., plus the new found child.
    I've now left a postem for anyone else looking.
     
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    with the 1939 I have spent ages looking or someone only to look for another family member, often with another name and low and behold there are the original ones I was looking for correct names but not coming up when searching!!
     
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