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More than 100,000 Poll Book records released by TheGenealogist

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TheGenealogist has announced the release of 116,218 records into its Poll Book Database, allowing family historians to find ancestors residences from the period before the census

The newly released Poll Books range from 1705 to the 1830s, joining records covering periods between census years. 

The database allows researchers to:

  • Discover ancestors who had the vote 
  • Find where they were registered to cast their ballot
  • Discover the nature of their qualification to vote, such as possessing a Corn Warehouse, a Workshop, a House, or owning a Brewhouse

The records cover 18 different registers of people who were entitled to vote in between 1705 and the 1830s and covers constituencies situated in Abingdon, Bristol, Hampshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Maidstone, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Worcestershire and York.

These records have been transcribed by volunteers on the UK Indexer website which brings benefits to the volunteers as well as the wider family history community.

Explore the records at TheGenealogist.

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