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1939 Register (England/Wales) SourceWriter template now available in Legacy Family Tree

The recently-released 1939 Register for England and Wales is the most complete survey of the population of England and Wales between 1921 and 1951. The records are now available exclusively on FindMyPast. Although not included in a FindMyPast subscription, the 60 credits I purchased to obtain a digital copy of my ancestor's record (about US$10.95) were worth every penny.


In addition to learning that Tom and Agnes Hague were still alive in 1939, I learned their exact birth dates, residence, and occupations. This will help me differentiate this Tom Hague from others in the death indexes. Happy genealogy day!

Adding and citing the new information to Legacy is now a breeze thanks to the new SourceWriter template in the latest free update.

As you have learned from Legacy Unlocked! Techniques, Tips and Step-by-Steps for Using Legacy to Record Your Genealogy (shameful plug), before adding the new information to Legacy I like to first set up the Source Clipboard. This helps to prepare me to properly cite the new information.

In the Individual's Information screen click on the blue triangle.


Then click on Step 1 to set up the master source and click Add.

Next, select the 1939 register as shown below.


Next, fill in the fields. Some are already done for you. I chose to leave the county field blank so I can reuse this master source for all counties within England.


Finally, fill in the source details (piece number, item number, etc.). I also added the transcription and linked to the digital image I downloaded.


Isn't the citation beautiful? I just love how Legacy's SourceWriter helps you write Evidence-Explained quality citations.


After setting up the Source Clipboard, you're ready to add all the new goodies like the new birth dates and the 1939 residence event. I even got to update Tom's and Agnes' death date field to read after 1939, thus narrowing down their year of death. Just remember, after each piece of information you add, be sure to click the Source Clipboard's paste button to add the citation. It's the second button (shown below).


Tom's updated Individual's Information screen now looks like this:


I didn't mean to write so much, I really just wanted to let you all know that Legacy now has the 1939 England/Wales register as part of the SourceWriter templates. Be sure to download the latest update and you'll have access too!

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