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    Val - not yet, waiting for the printer at work to be fixed to print the forms off

    Oakum - thanks

    Chrissie - yes thats him. I didn't realise there was a certain time before they are shown once deceased - is there a time limit?

    Thanks

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    Not so much a time limit, but they are adding years gradually and I don't know where they are up to yet. As I believe has been mentioned before though you can send a copy of his death certificate and ask for it to be opened.

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    Tessie .............

    no person shown as being less than 100 years old is opened on the 1939 Register


    The Register was updated during the war, and then it formed the basis of the NHS in 1947, and they maintained deaths and marriages until about 1991, when computerisation of records began.

    No updating was done after 1991, so FMP and ancestry have a LOT of work to do in attempting the project.

    Not to mention all the Brits who left the UK and died overseas.

    I think it will be a VERY slow process unless people send in death certificates etc for their own family members.

    I have an aunt, uncle and 5 of their 6 children who all emigrated around 1960. The aunt, uncle and 3 of the 5 are now dead, as well as the one who stayed in the UK. No-one has sent in death certificates, and all have children who are doing family history. Aunt and uncle should be opened fairly soon by either FMP or ancestry, as both were born before 1900.

    I've found the closed records on the street where I know they lived, but I can't afford to get all those death certificates!
    St Mary's Church, Bruera, Cheshire. This part of the church dates back to Norman times.
    Researching Cadd, Schofield, Cottrell in Lancashire, Buckinghamshire; Taylor, Park in Westmorland; Hayhurst in Yorkshire, Westmorland, Lancashire; Hughes, Roberts in Wales.

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    It is my understanding that the records have been updated very recently by comparing dates of birth on the register with dates of birth as given on death records. I am sure I read somewhere that had opened about 2 million more records.

    Of course that will not have picked up death records with the wrong date of birth or those who died abroad, etc.

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    well, what do you know!

    My aunt and uncle are now open records

    So someone at FMP must be also looking at early birth dates actually in the record

    Their 6 children are all still closed.

    Their records have also been opened on Ancestry
    St Mary's Church, Bruera, Cheshire. This part of the church dates back to Norman times.
    Researching Cadd, Schofield, Cottrell in Lancashire, Buckinghamshire; Taylor, Park in Westmorland; Hayhurst in Yorkshire, Westmorland, Lancashire; Hughes, Roberts in Wales.

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    ... and another little tidbit added to the family story.

    I was much younger than those cousins, so have been learning about their life as teenagers and young adults as I've gone along.

    I knew the second youngest had been married, divorced, then remarried, but nothing about the partners. Looking at that 1939 Register, I suddenly spotted the surname of the couple next door ...........

    yes, searching records, showed cousin married the boy-next-door, but it didn't last.
    St Mary's Church, Bruera, Cheshire. This part of the church dates back to Norman times.
    Researching Cadd, Schofield, Cottrell in Lancashire, Buckinghamshire; Taylor, Park in Westmorland; Hayhurst in Yorkshire, Westmorland, Lancashire; Hughes, Roberts in Wales.

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    The redactions will end in 2040 unless there is a change in law in the meantime.
    At present more records are being unredacted the records of individuals born 100 years ago (according to the date of birth shown in the GRO Register) are opened on a regular basis.

    In addition Findmypast are checking the names and dates of birth in the 1939 Register against the General Register Office indexes of deaths in England and Wales and open records where exact matches are found.
    Individuals can speed up this process by sending FMP an image of the proof of death of any individual know to have died since 1939 (for example I sent the details of my uncle who was killed in Belgium in 1944, I also sent a Coroner’s Interim Certificate of the Fact of Death as I did not have a death certificate for my father-in-law).
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