Search Suffragette Records
Explore historic suffrage movement records to celebrate 100 years of votes for women
A century ago, a courageous group of British women known as the Suffragettes came together and risked everything in the fight for equality, eventually winning the right for women to vote. Their personal records have now been compiled and published online from a range of resources available at the National Archives. Included in this historic collection are arrest records, parliamentary papers, watch lists, personal statements, reports of force-feeding, transcripts of speeches and much more.
This fascinating archive includes the records of well-known suffragettes like Emmeline Pankhurst, Emily Davison and Constance Lytton and can also reveal if your own ancestor was involved in the suffrage movement. Each record includes a transcript and scanned image of the original document that provides unique genealogical details, many you won't find elsewhere like aliases, arrest details and context around the records.
Did the women in your family help to change history? Find out by delving into our Suffragette Collection.
Discover if your female ancestor played a role in winning the women's vote by searching this historic collection
Read the fascinating stories behind the brave women who made a difference in this who's who of the Suffragettes