Sunday, November 4, 2012

Voter Registrations

Now that we're past the dramatic focus on the elections and voters, you may want to consider the value of voter registration in a totally different way.  Voter Registration records can be a great source of birth and residence information in family history research.  

Online collections of voter registration records are available through both free and "for pay" sites, including the California, Great Registers, 1866-1910 (, Alabama 1867 Voter Registration at and voter registration records for Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom at  The Family History Library Catalog includes more than 2,000 listings for voter records. Go to, click on Catalog, select "Subject" search and type the state where your ancestor lived plus the word "vote." (Not every location will have voter records.)

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