Sunday, 24 July 2016

Findmypast adds English absent voters lists

Britain, Absent Voters Lists 1918-1921 is a new browse database of 172 volumes on Findmypast, at present for communities in the English counties of Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumberland, Dorset, Durham, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, Sussex, Yorkshire.
For voters away from their normal place of residence, most often for military service, registers record: Name, Parish, Qualifying premises address, Service number, Rank or rating, Regiment or ship.
There are not a great many entries, for Great Yarmouth there are 432 on 18 pages.

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