Friday, 30 September 2016

Ancestry updates Surrey Electoral Register collection

If you searched Ancestry's collection Surrey, England, Electoral Registers when it first appeared in December 2013 it was for the period 1918-1945. There were somewhat more than 10 million records.
The update just mounted online extends the date range to 1832-1962 and the number of records to 36,618,574. It could be time to search again.
The Surrey History Centre provided the records, Ancestry created the index using text recognition software. Expect to still find oddities like the person named Telegraph Lane Croxton - a text recognition anomaly pointed out here when the database first appeared.

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