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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection contains electoral registers and Burgess Rolls for the Borough of Swansea in West Glamorgan. The records contain the names and addresses of those who registered to vote.  
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This collection contains electoral registers and Burgess Rolls for the Borough of Swansea in West Glamorgan for the years 1839 to 1925. The records contain the names and addresses of those who registered to vote.  
  
Before 1884, the registers were arranged by polling district, then alphabetically by surname. After 1884, they were arranged by polling district and then by street.  
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This and more information came from image number 2 in the [https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-22026-37393-64?cc=1546473&wc=12601327 Register of electors, 1921, folio nos. 001-122, Autumn register]
  
The records cover the years 1839 to 1925.&nbsp;
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The meaning of the abbreviations found in the voting registers are as follows:
  
In 1832, the Reform Act created electoral registers. These registers recorded individuals who qualified to vote in the national elections for representation in parliament. The qualifications changed over the years. There were also electoral registers that covered local elections. Boroughs of large cities had their own electoral registers and qualifications for being listed in the registers. In 1878, boroughs combined their registers for the national and local elections. Other places combined their registers by 1885. Registration was suspended and no electoral registers were created during the World Wars from&nbsp;1916 to 1917 (1915 to 1917 for Scotland) and 1940 to 1944.&nbsp;In the early years, registers only covered about 7 percent of the population. By 1867, they covered about 11 percent. Until 1918, the registers list only men because women were not allowed to vote. Until 1971, the registers listed only those 21 years of age or older.
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R - Residence qualification<br> B.P. - Business premises qualification<br> O. - Occupation qualification<br> H.O - Qualification through husband's occupation<br> N.M. - Naval or Military voter
  
Electoral registers were created to determine who could vote. If an individual’s name did not appear in the register, he or she could not vote.  
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The entry of the appropriate index letter or letters against a name in the column 2 (a) headed "Parliamentary" indicates that the elector is a parliamentary elector, and the entry of the appropriate letter or letters against a name in the column 2 (b) headed "Local Govt." indicates that the elector is a local government elector. Where no index letter is entered in one or other of those columns against a name, the elector is not entitled to the franchise to which the column relates.  
  
Since the government required the electoral registers, the reliability of the records would be high with respect to the place of residence and the name of the individual.
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-Town Clerk and Registration Officer
  
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1546473/waypoints Browse].  
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Before 1884, the registers were arranged by polling district, then alphabetically by surname. After 1884, they were arranged by polling district and then by street.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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In 1832, the Reform Act created electoral registers. These registers recorded individuals who qualified to vote in the national elections for representation in parliament. The qualifications changed over the years. There were also electoral registers that covered local elections. Boroughs of large cities had their own electoral registers and qualifications for being listed in the registers. In 1878, boroughs combined their registers for the national and local elections. Other places combined their registers by 1885. Registration was suspended and no electoral registers were created during the World Wars from&nbsp;1916 to 1917 (1915 to 1917 for Scotland) and 1940 to 1944.&nbsp;In the early years, registers only covered about 7 percent of the population. By 1867, they covered about 11 percent. Until 1918, the registers list only men because women were not allowed to vote. Until 1971, the registers listed only those 21 years of age or older.
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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Electoral registers were created to determine who could vote. If an individual’s name did not appear in the register, he or she could not vote.  
  
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Since the government required the electoral registers, the reliability of the records would be high with respect to the place of residence and the name of the individual.  
| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace. Wales, West Glamorgan, electoral registers. West Glamorgan Archive Service, Swansea, Wales.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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[[Wales, West Glamorgan, Electoral Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1546473/waypoints Browse]link from the collection landing page.
  
 
== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
These records usually contain the following information:<br>
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[[Image:Wales, West Glamorgan, Electoral Registers DGS 4327620 14.jpg|thumb|right|125px|Electoral Register]]
  
[[Image:Wales, West Glamorgan, Electoral Registers DGS 4327620 14.jpg|thumb|right|Wales, West Glamorgan, Electoral Registers DGS 4327620 14.jpg]]
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'''Electoral registers''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Given name and surname of each voter  
 
*Given name and surname of each voter  
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== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the County ⇒ Select the Record Type, Date Range and Volume which takes you to the images.
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To search this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
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*Name of ancestor
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*County of registration
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*Place of residence
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=== Search the Collection  ===
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'''To browse by image:'''<br> To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "County"<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" which will take you to the images.
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Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
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=== General Information About These Records  ===
  
 
The electoral registers may help you determine the residence of an individual and how long that person lived there. You may also be able to determine your ancestor’s social status and to locate other records in which that person might appear.  
 
The electoral registers may help you determine the residence of an individual and how long that person lived there. You may also be able to determine your ancestor’s social status and to locate other records in which that person might appear.  
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[[Glamorgan Electoral Registers|Glamorgan Electoral Registers]]
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*[http://www.swansea.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=21626 West Glamorgan Archive Service]  
*[http://www.swansea.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=21626 West Glamorgan Archive Service]&nbsp;
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*[[England and Wales Historic Maps]]
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*[[England and Wales History Links]]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/FamilySearch%27s_Resources_for_Britain_and_Ireland FamilySearch's Resources for Britain and Ireland]<br>
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*[[FamilySearch's Resources for Britain and Ireland]]
*[[Glamorgan, Wales|Glamorgan, Wales]]  
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*[[Glamorgan, Wales]]  
*[[Poll Books in England and Wales|Poll Books in England and Wales]]
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*[[Poll Books in England and Wales]]
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Citations for This Collection ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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'''Collection citation:'''<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Wales, West Glamorgan, Electoral Registers, 1839-1925" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace. West Glamorgan Archive Service, Swansea, Wales.}}
  
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{{Incomplete Citations}} The following are examples of records found in different collections. Please help us by replacing this example with a citation for a record you have found in this collection. Example for an Indexed Collection:
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*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
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[[Category:Wales|Register of Electors]]
 
[[Category:Wales|Register of Electors]]

Latest revision as of 21:58, 17 July 2015

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This collection contains electoral registers and Burgess Rolls for the Borough of Swansea in West Glamorgan for the years 1839 to 1925. The records contain the names and addresses of those who registered to vote.

This and more information came from image number 2 in the Register of electors, 1921, folio nos. 001-122, Autumn register

The meaning of the abbreviations found in the voting registers are as follows:

R - Residence qualification
B.P. - Business premises qualification
O. - Occupation qualification
H.O - Qualification through husband's occupation
N.M. - Naval or Military voter

The entry of the appropriate index letter or letters against a name in the column 2 (a) headed "Parliamentary" indicates that the elector is a parliamentary elector, and the entry of the appropriate letter or letters against a name in the column 2 (b) headed "Local Govt." indicates that the elector is a local government elector. Where no index letter is entered in one or other of those columns against a name, the elector is not entitled to the franchise to which the column relates.

-Town Clerk and Registration Officer

Before 1884, the registers were arranged by polling district, then alphabetically by surname. After 1884, they were arranged by polling district and then by street.

In 1832, the Reform Act created electoral registers. These registers recorded individuals who qualified to vote in the national elections for representation in parliament. The qualifications changed over the years. There were also electoral registers that covered local elections. Boroughs of large cities had their own electoral registers and qualifications for being listed in the registers. In 1878, boroughs combined their registers for the national and local elections. Other places combined their registers by 1885. Registration was suspended and no electoral registers were created during the World Wars from 1916 to 1917 (1915 to 1917 for Scotland) and 1940 to 1944. In the early years, registers only covered about 7 percent of the population. By 1867, they covered about 11 percent. Until 1918, the registers list only men because women were not allowed to vote. Until 1971, the registers listed only those 21 years of age or older.

Electoral registers were created to determine who could vote. If an individual’s name did not appear in the register, he or she could not vote.

Since the government required the electoral registers, the reliability of the records would be high with respect to the place of residence and the name of the individual.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browselink from the collection landing page.

Record Content

Electoral Register

Electoral registers usually contain the following information:

  • Given name and surname of each voter
  • Place of abode (residence)
  • Nature of qualification (what qualified the individual to be included in the register)
  • Name of property or street
  • Sometimes handwritten notes may have been added, giving such information as who the person voted for, when the voter died, or the removal of the voter.

How to Use the Records

To search this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • County of registration
  • Place of residence

Search the Collection

To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the appropriate "County"
⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" which will take you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

General Information About These Records

The electoral registers may help you determine the residence of an individual and how long that person lived there. You may also be able to determine your ancestor’s social status and to locate other records in which that person might appear.

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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection citation:

"Wales, West Glamorgan, Electoral Registers, 1839-1925" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace. West Glamorgan Archive Service, Swansea, Wales.


Record citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Wales, West Glamorgan, Electoral Registers 1839-1925.



 

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