the Register continued as a working document until 1991 when the NHS
discovered computers. It's worth noting changes were not necessarily noted
immediately - there was often a delay, in some cases several years, so the
date given for a change of name on marriage is the date it was reported, not
the date of the event. Bear in mind that a change of name may not have been
as a result of a woman marrying, but of reverting to her maiden name after a
From: SOG-UK [mailto:email@example.com]
On Behalf Of Hugh Ainsley
Sent: 21 September 2017 07:55
Subject: [SOG-UK] 1939 register - when did updates cease?
Does anyoe know when updates to the 1939 register finally ceased?
From previous correspondance i was under the impression that this was
probably in the last 40's or early 50's, but i recently came across an
for a girl who was born in 1924 and at school when the register was created,
and it has been annotated with her married surname (as was the norm). But
in this case her marriage was actually in late 1955.
I was not aware that the regiater was being maintained for so long - and of
course this does provide another clue to marriage name changes - the
question is then, for how long was it actually maintained?
Hugh Ainsley - the AINSLEY one name study
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