Please see the recent post for more information about what this is.
Peter has suggested the following additional notes:
- The Findmypast access provides both a transcript and a view of the original Register page;
- MyHeritage now offers access to the Register but only in transcript form;
- Of the approx. 3,500 people recorded on the 29th September as being at Kitchener camp, 469 cannot be viewed. They are “closed records” because the person is less than 100 years from date of birth. However, relatives who think their ancestor was at the camp can apply to have the record made public, provided that they can supply a death certificate;
- The Register has been subsequently updated and shows change of name through marriage and otherwise.
If you click on the link above, it takes you to a PDF of the Kitchener camp entry from the 1939 Register – so, to about three and a half thousand names of many of those who were in Kitchener camp, Richborough, in September 1939.
Don’t forget to get in touch if you see someone you know …
Another descendant, Judith Elam, has been in touch to let us know that Ancestry.com now also has this list from the 1939 Register online.
Apparently, if you put in DIRE for Enumeration District, it will pull up all 3,061 names at Kitchener.
Many thanks indeed Judith for letting us know.
Ancestry is a paid-for site, but I believe that many people can access it at their local library without charge.