Electoral Registers Since 1832; and Burgess Rolls, Second Edition; by Jeremy S. W. Gibson and Colin Rogers; 60 pp; Paperback; Published: 1990, Reprinted: 2001; ISBN: 9780806312866; Item # GPC2187.
Published annually since 1832, electoral registers list the names and addresses of everyone entitled to vote, noting the qualifications which brought each voter onto the register, such as current residence or ownership of property. During most of the 19th century the printed registers were arranged in alphabetical order by constituency, while later they were arranged in street order by parish. Thus they are used widely by genealogists as a tool to locate individuals in the various decennial censuses. Until now there has never been a guide showing just where these amazingly informative lists can be consulted, but this present work redresses that problem and provides a county-by-county inventory of published electoral registers held in libraries and record offices throughout Britain.