Us­ing the 1939 Reg­is­ter: Record­ing the UK Pop­u­la­tion Be­fore the War

8 De­cem­ber

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THE NA­TIONAL AR­CHIVES, KEW na­tion­ 020 8876 3444 With the out­break of war in 1939, the Na­tional Reg­is­tra­tion Of­fi­cers un­der­took the ar­du­ous task of reg­is­ter­ing ev­ery man, woman and child in a sin­gle week­end. Ex­pert Myko Clel­land gives a lecture on the ex­tra­or­di­nary cre­ation of the 1939 Reg­is­ter. The event will ex­plore the scope of the pro­ject to digi­tise the reg­is­ter and pro­vide ad­vice on how to make full use of the in­for­ma­tion. Free ad­mis­sion. Daniel Cun­ning­ham

Army re­cruiters en­list young men in Trafal­gar Square, 1939

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