Hello All,

Slightly off-topic, but does anyone know if there were any centrally issued rules/regulations for the Enumerators to follow when filling in details for the 1939 Registration. If so, where are they and can they be accessed?

I find that Married Women in a Household are variously recorded in the ‘Personal Occupation’ as “Domestic Duties”, or “Housewife” – or no entry at all. Was the difference ‘social’? Also, in the ‘Personal Occupation’ column there are various trades/professions, etc. One, I have recently come across, was “Nev Therapist Medical”. What was this? Was there a central list, or did they just make it up as they went along?


Peter Davies