If you had ancestors living in England and Wales between 1832 and 1932, you will need to examine the Findmypast collection of about 220 million names of registered English voters as well as those in Wales. The records are part of the British Library and now online with Findmypast site. Searching can be done by using a person’s surname and given names, by the polling district, or the county level. When searching using a name, include the check for any variation in a name spelling.
The type of information will vary over the decades. Many will have the street addresses. What would be most interesting to check is the different places an ancestor lived over the years.
Findmypast (a fee-based subscription) will show after a search the listing of available voter registration, however, to view a specific registration, you do need to register an email and create a password. From there you can do a ‘pay as you go’ subscription, so you can view just those voter registrations you found.
Photos: 1912 British suffragettes, 1864- Kent Borough of Maidstone Folder D1 Image 239, and 1924 spring time-Devon South Molton Folder D1 Image 129.
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