1939 Register.

1939 WW2 Registration

On 29th September, 1939 the entire population was enumerated during the process of WW2 Registration when everyone was issued with National Identity Cards.

The Identity Card was finally abolished in February 1952, but the identity numbers were used within the NHS to give everyone an individual number.  People who had a Identity Card issued during WW2 still retain the same number as their NHS identity today.

Find My Past have released the entire register, with the exception of certain redacted records and they can be searched here http://www.findmypast.co.uk/1939register. To gain an understanding of the Enumeration Districts, there is a helpful article http://www.findmypast.co.uk/articles/1939-register-enumeration-districts?_ga=1.234361756.345444609.1386409852.

A breakdown of the Districts in Suffolk are as follows:

Enumeration
District
Borough / District Type Area Code   Registration District & Sub District Village
Suffolk Ipswich CB TVA   213-2  
Suffolk Ipswich CB TVO X 213-2 Ipswich
Suffolk Aldeburgh MB TWA      
Suffolk Beccles MB TWB      
Suffolk Bungay UD TWC      
Suffolk Eye MB TWD      
Suffolk Felixtowe UD TWE      
Suffolk Halesworth UD TWF      
Suffolk Leiston cum Sizewell UD TWG      
Suffolk Lowestoft MB TWH      
Suffolk Saxmundham UD TWK      
Suffolk Southwold MB TWL      
Suffolk Stowmarket UD TWM      
Suffolk Woodbridge UD TWN      
Suffolk Blyth, Suffolk RD TXA S 216-1 Benhall, Nr. Saxmundham
Suffolk Deben RD TXD      
Suffolk Gipping RD TXF B
C
M
N
Q
S
V
X
209-1 Ashbocking?
Winston
Debenham
Debenham
Framsden?
Helmingham
?
Mill Green (Stonham Aspal)
Suffolk Hartismere RD TXH I
K
O
210-1 Rickinghall Inferior
Thornham Parva
Aspall, Rishangles
Suffolk Hartismere RD TXI A
M
210-2 Wendham
Southolt
Suffolk Lothingland RD TXJ      
Suffolk Samford RD TXK      
Suffolk Wainford RD TXL      
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds MB TYA      
Suffolk Hadleigh UD TYC      
Suffolk Haverhill UD TYD      
Suffolk Newmarket UD TYE      
Suffolk Sudbury MB TYF      
Suffolk Clare RD TZA      
Suffolk Cosford RD TZD      
Suffolk Melford RD TZE      
Suffolk Mildenhall RD TZI      
Suffolk Thedwastre RD TZK E 207-4 Langham
Suffolk Thingoe RD TZM