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Voting records for England

The BIGGEST release so far this year

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Niall Cullen
3 April 2020

New and exclusive to Findmypast, our flagship collection of British Library electoral registers has grown again.

This week, we've got 116 million reasons to stick with Findmypast while stuck at home. That's the number of new names we've just added to the site.

Covering a century of British history, this mammoth collection is the single largest set of family records on Findmypast and it's just gotten even bigger. We've added a further 116 million names in partnership with the British Library.

As voting lists were compiled annually, you're likely to find your ancestor featured more than once. Your search could reveal:

  • Your relatives' names and addresses
  • A description of their property
  • Their occupation or age (sometimes)
  • The name and address of their landlord
  • The year of the register

Published as searchable PDF documents, using keywords and wildcard searches can help you pinpoint the record you're looking for.

Updates to our newspaper archive this week include two brand new publications along with extra year coverage for another. New to the site are:

If your family has roots in British India, Findmypast is the best place to discover more about them.

As well as the two new releases, we've also supplemented Truth with issues from 1894, 1896 and 1897.

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