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|
|Location of Missouri|
|Record Type||Voter Registration|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 What Can these Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing this Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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.
To Browse this Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Missouri, Jackson County Voter Registration Records, 1928-1956.|
What Can these Records Tell Me?
The information in the registers includes:
- Name of voter
- Current address
- 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?
You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- Their age or birth place
View the Images
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page then:
- Select City/Township
- Select Precinct Number/Date Range
How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/seatch/catalog/1992425|
What Do I Do Next?
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- 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 and find birth, christening, marriage and death records.
- Use the naturalization information to find their immigration and naturalization court documents.
- Use the information to find additional family members.
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
- Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?
- Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
- Search the indexes and records of Missouri, United States Genealogy.
- Search in the Missouri Archives and Libraries.
- Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog
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.
- "Missouri, Jackson County Voter Registration Records, 1928-1956" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Board of Election Commissioners. Midwest Missouri Genealogical Library, Independence.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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