Following on from yesterday’s post, here are some of my family living on the south coast at the time of the 1939 Register.
My other grandparents were living at 170 Portswood Road, Southampton. My grandfather was the Manager of a Wine, Beer and Spirits shop which they lived above.
My paternal great grandparents were living at ‘Aloma’ on Castleman’s Lane, Hayling Island. He was a retired Tinsmith.
My Homeyer relatives were living in Cardiff. Brother and sister, Charles and Adelaide, lived at 23 Treharris Street. He worked as a Clerk for the Local Authority Education Department.
I seem to have collected a lot of information which I haven’t got round to using or putting in the proper place. Any one else or just me who has piles and piles of notes?
With thought of the 75th anniversary of VE Day I thought I would share some of my recent finds from the 1939 Register. This is a great source of information and I love tracking down family to see where they were.
In 1939 my grandparents were living in Badgeworth Road, Gloucester. My grandfather was an aircraft fitter and my grandmother undertaking unpaid domestic duties.
Over in Swindon I found my great-grandmother, along with two of her grown up and married children, living at 1 Whiteman Street. Her two daughters both worked in the Stemming Department at Wills Tobacco Factory.
I’m not sure why I didn’t track down other members of the family. I will have to add that to my to do list.
Since my last post there has been another weekend of free access to the 1939 Register. I’ve enjoyed having free access and found quite a few new records to add to my collection. I’ll be sharing some of them here.
I haven’t done too much research to my husband’s family tree yet but I did discover where his paternal grandparents were living in 1939 – 44 Lawrence Avenue, Walthamstow, London.
Stanley Kearney’s occupation was a Transmission Valve Glassblower whilst his wife Emma did unpaid domestic duties. I think they had two children at home but these records are currently closed as they are both living.
I love that the page has been annotated with little snippets of information relating to war work. Sadly there are no additional facts for me.
A few days ago I received an email from Ancestry about free access to the 1939 Register. I was pretty excited about this as it gave me an opportunity to find out a bit more about where family members were living at this time.
Due to a severe lack of time I only managed 2 searches! Life has been pretty busy lately which means I hardly get any time to carry out any new research. However, I did find two records which add to building up the picture of my family.
The first was of my maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Kathleen Winchcombe. His occupation is given as Aircraft Fitter whilst her occupation was listed as unpaid domestic duties.
They were living exactly where I knew they would be but I was still glad to be able to add this record to my collection.