1939 Rev­e­la­tion

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - LETTERS -

When the 1939 Reg­is­ter was first put on­line by find­my­past.co.uk,

I looked for a rel­a­tive who was born in early 1939, but her record was closed. This was as ex­pected, but when I looked again in 2017, her record had been opened.

This was es­pe­cially valu­able as it also gave her adopted sur­name, which en­abled my re­search to progress. I as­sume Find­my­past had found a record of her death, and so opened the record. I wanted to share with other read­ers that it is worth check­ing pe­ri­od­i­cally to see if closed records have been up­dated. Pamela Brown, by email

Editor Replies: Thank you Pamela. Of course it is pos­si­ble to re­quest an en­try to be opened, but it’s also worth check­ing reg­u­larly that records haven’t been opened any­way.

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