In partnership with the British Library, Find My Past have recently added over 16 million names to the England & Wales Electoral Registers collection. Voting lists are compiled annually of people who are eligible to vote and include their reason for eligibility, such as their residence or ownership of a property. You’re likely to find your ancestor featured more than once.
Electoral Registers can reveal fascinating facts for your family tree including:
- Your relatives’ names and addresses
- Their occupations or ages (sometimes)
- The year of the register
- Nature of qualification or a description of the property
- The name, description and residence of the landlord or other person to whom rent is paid
- The polling district or place and constituency your ancestors were registered
This invaluable record set includes those first entitled to vote after 1918 and is an excellent substitute for the lost 1931 England & Wales Census.