12 December 2013

West Yorkshire and Surrey Electoral Registers on Ancestry

Now online from Ancestry, more than 22 million entries in the database West Yorkshire, England, Electoral Registers, 1840-1962, and more than 10 million in Surrey, England, Electoral Registers, 1918-1945.

These annual electoral registers can be searched by name and location. You can also search by keyword which will match an occurrence anywhere, useful as the index was created using text recognition software which sometimes mixes up names and places and mangles words. I doubt "Telegraph Lane Croxton" is a real name!

Qualifications to be an elector changed over the years becoming less restrictive over the years.

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