Is There Any Difference Between The 1939 Register Records On Findmypast, MyHeritage And Ancestry?
Findmypast.co.uk was the first website to release the 1939 Register back in 2015. It was followed by a release on myheritage.com in March this year, and in May ancestry.co.uk followed suit.
The main difference, apart from the format of the search forms, lies in how the 1939 Register has been indexed. Ancestry created a new index that, unlike in Findmypast’s release, included information from the form’s fifth column. This showed, for example, which individuals were servants, patients or inmates in hospitals, asylums or prisons. On MyHeritage, the initial 1939 Register collection has an index, but no images; on the other sites, you can see the digitised images.
You can’t see original images of the 1939 Register on MyHeritage, but can on Ancestry and Findmypast