Basic question on the 1939 England and Wales register

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  1. Qsecofr

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    Hi All,

    Have just found a family on the 1939 register but I think the person i'm looking for is covered up with a 'this record is officially closed'.

    What does this mean?
     
  2. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    FMP say an individual's records stay closed for 100 years from the date of birth given until proof of death is verified. They say they are continuing to update from death records - you can submit a death record if you want an entry to be opened too.

    This is not always accurate, as some members here have relatives whose entry is open and they are still alive. If the person died abroad they too remain closed as their death entry is not on the GRO lists.
     
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    Thanks Molly May
     
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