It will be virtually impossible to find a member in these registers without first knowing his registered number. Information entered under registered numbers can relate either to successive changes to a particular member's status or to more than one member, since it appears that numbers were re-used following the death or resignation of the member to whom they were originally assigned. The use of a number for one member only may be more prevalent in later volumes and seems to apply generally to entries relating to apprentices. An attempt has been made in this catalogue to indicate the covering dates of initial registrations in each volume, but since the entries are usually not in chronological order dates falling outside these ranges may not have been noted. From MSS.192/BM/2/2/11 onwards there are indications that periodic batches of entries were made roughly alphabetically by branch. Sequences of numbers suffixed 'A' to denote apprentices also appear sporadically. The five smaller unnumbered volumes at the end of the series covering 1944-1946 (MSS.192/BM/2/2/24-28) are much more clearly ordered chronologically.
[Items MSS.192/BM/2/1/1-3 and MSS.192/BM/2/2/1-22 (up to 1930) have been digitised and can be searched on the FindMyPast website].
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