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    Quote Originally Posted by almach View Post
    Yay! Well done, Pam.

    David, do you know if Harold Evans moved from Pembrokeshire to Swindon, Wiltshire? I ask, as the only information I can find for an abbreviation of three letters applies to area codes, and WRJ is for Swindon. Otherwise the letters probably are a person's initials.
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    No he didn't move to Swindon. Sorry for the delay in replying I was out house hunting for a friend and we travelled many hundreds of kilometres. When we got home I was too tired to rurn on the computer until today.

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    I sent an email to National Archives regarding the entry in Column 5, here is their reply received today...................

    "Thank you for contacting The National Archives of the United Kingdom.

    Column 5 in the 1939 Register was used only in the case of institutions, where the abbreviations O,V,S,P,I were used to indicate whether the person was an Officer, Visitor, Servant, Patient or Inmate in the institution. The entry to which you refer is part of the ordinary household returns, and the annotation concerned appears to have added at a later date, possibly in connection with the amendment of the forenames from Thomas G to Gordon Thomas.

    Annotations and updates were made for a wide variety of different reasons during the time when the 1939 Register was a working document. It was originally used for National Registration purposes, and in 1948 it became the National Health Service Register. It remained in use until 1991, when the paper-based system was discontinued. These updates are often accompanied by alphabetical or numeric codes, but neither The National Archives nor Findmypast has access to information on what the codes may have meant".



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    Thanks for the reply from TNA, David.

    Do you think we ought to tell them that we've possibly cracked the meaning of 310?

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    typical government, let you see part of a thing but regard most of it as a threat to national security. Now we have to wonder just what else those codes can possibly hide...................... the mind boggles
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    From what I have seen 310 is the code for an addition rather than a change.

    Additions such as an initial or a middle name added but not a change of surname such as a change after marriage.

    Some pages that have 310 codes are
    TNA_R39_1122_1122I_012.jpg Forename added

    TNA_R39_1131_1131H_009.jpg two added initials on this page, one with 310 code one without

    TNA_R39_0906_0906B_008.jpg one entry with 310 and a additional initial and two with code CR 285 date MX with additional surname plus additional initial

    TNA_R39_0205_0205G_009.jpg additional forename plus addition initial

    TNA_R39_5735_5735H_011.jpg written in black (grey) ˝ MC 310 this entry is Fannie D changed to Fanny Doris

    There is also a dated H/M OX entry in grey which contains a change from Francis to Frances or perhaps a repeat of Francis

    TNA_R39_5802_5802F_017.jpg contains 310 for what seems to be a completely new name and surname placed between two lines of entries.

    There is also another entry dated 310 + NR 29 which is simply an additional surname in green

    TNA_R39_5690_5690H_010.jpg 310 change of spelling of surname
    310 additional forename


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    I've only checked three or four of Guy's examples but all except one bear out my original theory that 310, usually written in green, is the name/spelling that someone's death was registered under. Guy's examples have allowed me to extend the theory from the 1970s to 1966 and 1987.

    TNA_R39_5735_5735H_011.jpg written in black (grey) ˝ MC 310 this entry is Fannie D changed to Fanny Doris
    Don't understand the "black (grey) ˝ MC" bit, but this lady's death was registered as Fanny Doris, so 310 theory would apply.

    TNA_R39_5802_5802F_017.jpg contains 310 for what seems to be a completely new name and surname placed between two lines of entries.

    There is also another entry dated 310 + NR 29 which is simply an additional surname in green.
    First one isn't a completely new name, just her full married name, and the name her death was registered under. She was married as Margaret Louise S.

    The second one with the NR29 is the one which doesn't follow the theory. Unless the NR29 means that she died outside England and Wales.

    I know of one instance where a first name in the 1939 Register differs from the name on the death registration and there's no green 310, but that death occurred at sea in 1962, so I don't know whether it's the year or the place of death which has made that entry 'break the rule'.

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