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F.M.P.1939 records

(51 Posts)
Anniebach Thu 29-Oct-15 11:00:42

I am so disappointed with the charges to access the 1939 records to be released next Monday, plus a death certificate is requested to access info on anyone born after 1915 .

mrsmopp Thu 29-Oct-15 12:36:07

What are the charges, Annie?

rosequartz Thu 29-Oct-15 12:39:00

Do you have to join Find my Past to access the records, Anniebach?

mollie Thu 29-Oct-15 12:47:17

With all the hoops connected to the legal aspects of releasing this bit of information I wonder why the government are bothering. Or maybe the extra income from death certs etc was considered useful? Nah, too cynical even for me!

Anniebach Thu 29-Oct-15 14:58:10

I don't know if one has to join to access the records, I received an email , I do pay a subscription .

Costs - £6.95 per household or £24.95 for a five household bundle.

If anyone in the household was born after 1915 then a death certificate is required because of the 100 year rule

Many, many people are very,very angry and I am one

rosequartz Thu 29-Oct-15 16:14:00

I can understand the rule about about needing a death certificate.

However, there are some people in our family it has been impossible to find track of after the 1911 census and I was hoping this could give a breakthrough.
But you could look at a household and pay £6.95 and find it is the wrong one - several times!

Anniebach Thu 29-Oct-15 18:46:23

After the release of the 1921 census this 1939 is the only record untill 1951, the 1931 was destroyed and there was no 1941 census because of the war.

AlieOxon Mon 02-Nov-15 10:17:59

I'm really angry too!
Yes, you will no doubt have to join fmp first.
And to indication of this in the previous advertising!

And I have seven possible records for my grandfather......

Anniebach Mon 02-Nov-15 10:43:14

Alie, I think you can buy credits but £6.95 to find you have the wrong family!

I have heard this morning the transcribing is rather poor so looking for families in Wales may prove very expensive !

MargaretX Mon 02-Nov-15 10:59:52

I went on this morning to see who lived at a house we saw last year which I recognised from visiting my grandparents there as a child.
I got a list of occupants and their occupations. My grandmother did 'unpaid domestic duties' why not housewife? perhaps because the house was in her son's name. Actually it would apply to parts of my life too- very realistic.
You don't get a lot for £6.

Anniebach Mon 02-Nov-15 11:08:08

I looked for an address of a house my grandparents owned, my father was born in and I was born in , 2015 my grandparents great granddaughter lives there ,seems there is no such house !

AlieOxon Mon 02-Nov-15 11:12:46

I can find my grandfather and grandmother - nowhere!
But my uncle Maurice is there, with two others, right area, pretty definite......have his parents been mistranscribed then?

AlieOxon Mon 02-Nov-15 11:14:53

This is why I have never used ScotlandsPeople.

Pittcity Mon 02-Nov-15 11:15:32

I am not going to bother until the price falls.

rosequartz Mon 02-Nov-15 13:38:18

If you belong to Lost Cousins you can use a discount code which they have very kindly negotiated for Lost Cousins members. It is for 10% off 300 Findmypast credits. When I had a look and went to buy 300 Findmypast credits (discount price £22.46) I found it would only purchase 5 views of the 1939 register (60 credits per look!).
So I didn't purchase the credits.

AlieOxon Mon 02-Nov-15 14:37:32

Actually I have just got enough on somebody to add to his file, without paying anything. Dr Leslie Bold, who I remember, was a distant relation of my mother's, she wrote - and I don't know WHAT relation! It's bugging me.

I now know roughly where he was in 1939.............this doesn't help much, but if I keep adding to the file I may eventually find out......

AlieOxon Mon 02-Nov-15 20:23:04

Have now found grandparents Andrew and Adelaide ( mistrans as 'Adelanda'!) Little and my uncle, but of course not the address - I may have to get this one as I know they moved in 1940.....

rosequartz Mon 02-Nov-15 20:27:52

Yes, there are always strange transcriptions which make it difficult to trace people!

AlieOxon Mon 02-Nov-15 20:27:59

Maybe it will get cheaper?

Velogranny Tue 03-Nov-15 09:23:04

My next door neighbour is a voluntary assistant in the local family history group and she told me the census transcriptions were farmed out to India for cost reasons. They obviously don't have the local knowledge of someone brought up in the UK. It's no wonder there are such wild mis-transcriptions that we have to try and deal with now.

AlieOxon Tue 03-Nov-15 09:43:53

How to do things badly.....

AlieOxon Tue 03-Nov-15 09:48:37

Actually you can get a lot of probable info before thinking of paying.
And rule out some households from the numbers of people.

I have a list of all the Littles still in Newton-le-Willows in 1939, which is very interesting and at least one person lived a lot longer than I thought!

rosequartz Tue 03-Nov-15 10:56:07

Maybe it will get cheaper?
But I want it NOW!

AlieOxon Tue 03-Nov-15 11:16:37

Me too!

Why isn't there a discount if you are on fmp?

rosequartz Tue 03-Nov-15 11:31:17

I thought if I re-joined fmp I would be able to look at these records as part of the package, but I think you have to pay extra

I see what anniebach means now!!