Does anybody knew whether J.K.R. ever specified when the mandatory registry of Animagi was established? I want to write something about how that started, but I need a date first! If there is no date, what time period do you think would be appropriate for such an event? After the founding of the Ministry, of course, so after 1700.

Also, in a similar vein, if an Animagus was spotted transforming on various occasions and it became a big deal, do you think the Ministry would attempt a cover-up, or just let the Muggles think it's the old legends again?

Thanks in advance for any who post. =)