Thank you for the kind words.
Iíve been looking at your Adam Thom puzzle, and there are umpteen possible reasons why Adam Thom cannot be found on the 1939 Register:
1. A small number of district books are missing from the 1939 Register.
2. Adamís record is possibly blanked out. As you know, there are no lists or registers of evacuees available online, and individual records will only be open if the person is now deceased. The record of anyone born less than 100 years ago is closed unless they are known to have died, though, their record may still be closed if their death was not notified and recorded in the register. This register is annually updated.
How can I open a closed record of an individual I have located and know to be deceased?
If you are a Findmypast.co.uk subscriber and locate Adam's closed record, you can request a check of the record free of charge and if successful, the record will be made available via the online service.
To have a record checked you will be required to provide proof of death, most commonly a death certificate. If you have proof of death but cannot identify a specific record, you can request a search of the 1939 Register for a fee using The National Archives Freedom of Information (FOI) request form: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/PaidSearch/FOI1939Register
Non-Findmypast.co.uk subscribers should also use The National Archives Freedom of Information (FOI) request form to request a search of closed records from the 1939 Register. If the record can be opened, we will send you a full transcription of the information held in the record. The opened record will be available to view on Findmypast.co.uk ten working days after the notification of a successful request. Please note there is a fixed charge of £24.35 for this service.
The transcription is likely to include the following details: schedule number, sub-schedule number, name, address, date of birth, gender, marital status and occupation.
Margaret, I donít have worldwide Ancestry, so I donít have access to the Immigration & Travel records to locate Adam Thom or his family, to make it possible for you to ask him/them, where he was evacuated to.
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