Missouri, Jackson County Voter Registration Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Missouri, Jackson County Voter Registration Records, 1928-1956 .
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Jackson, Missouri, United States
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Location of Jackson County, Missouri
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Record Description
Record Type Voter Registration
Collection years 1928-1956
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What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of digital images of voter registration books from the Midwest Missouri Genealogical Library, Jackson County, Missouri for the years 1928 to 1956.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Missouri, Jackson County Voter Registration Records, 1928-1956.

Collection Content

Sample Images

The information in the registers includes:

  • Name of voter
  • Current address
  • Birthplace
  • Gender, age, and race of voter
  • Length of residence in state, in county, in precinct
  • Name of voting precinct
  • Is voter a naturalized citizen
  • Date of Registration
  • Signature of voter

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search you will need to know the following:

  • Name of the ancestor
  • Residence

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select Browse through images on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the City/Township
⇒ Select the Precinct Number/Date Range which takes you to the images.

Look at each 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. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the name, residence and are or birth date to locate your ancestor in church, land, and census records.
  • Use ages to determine approximate birth dates.
  • Use the naturalization information to find their immigration and naturalization court documents.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Search for records of people in the county with the same surname. These may have been the couple’s parents, uncles, or other relatives.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Some counties were subdivided or the boundaries may have changed. Consider searching neighboring counties as well since that courthouse may have been more convenient for the person.
  • The information in voter registrations in usually very brief so it is easy to confuse individuals with similar names.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation

"Missouri, Jackson County Voter Registration Records, 1928-1956" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Board of Election Commissioners. Midwest Missouri Genealogical Library, Independence.

Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Missouri, Jackson County Voter Registration Records, 1928-1956.

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