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54 million newly-indexed records added to FindMyPast's electoral registers collection

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 54 million newly indexed records spanning the years 1921 to 1925 have been added to FindMyPast's collection of newly indexed England & Wales, Electoral Registers 1920-1932.

These new additions mean that the collection now contains a complete run of all surviving records for all parliamentary boroughs from A to L (the first being the PB of Accrington and the last being the PC of Nottinghamshire, Rushcliffe Division).

The 'new and improved collection' now contains over 107 million records that will enable researchers to bridge the vital gap left by the destruction of the 1931 census of England & Wales. FindMyPast said: 'When combined with the 1911 census and 1939 register, the collection provides you with unrivalled record coverage for early 20th century Britain, allowing you to trace your ancestors across a period of history that has traditionally been problematic for many researchers.'

What are Electoral Registers?

Electoral Registers are listings of all those registered to vote in a particular area. The lists were created annually to record the names of eligible voters and their reason for eligibility, such as their residence or ownership of a property.

Registration for voters in England has been required since 1832 and registers were typically published annually, making electoral registers and excellent resource for tracking ancestors between the census years or for uncovering the history of your home or local area.

Search the records at FindMyPast.

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