England, Kent, Register of Electors (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Access the records: England, Kent, Register of Electors, 1570-1907 .
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For those in the United Kingdom, images may also be viewed by visiting the Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone, England.
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for England, Kent, Register of Electors, 1570-1907.|
The collection consists of Register of Electors for the county of Kent. This collection also contains a few militia muster rolls for Faversham. Availability of records varies by year and locality.
Electoral rolls have been published annually since 1928. Most electoral rolls list everyone over 18 in a household.
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
Records generally contain the following information:
- Name of Proprietor
- Name of Occupier
- Date of registration
How to Use the Record
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
- Name of voter
- Place of residence
Search the Collection
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate "Division"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record type and year range" 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.
Using the Information
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
Use these records to identify relatives that may not be found in parish registers.
As with census records, electoral rolls can determine residences of adults and when someone arrives at a residence or moves away from it.
|FHL Place England, Kent items or FHL Keyword England, Kent items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see England Archives and Libraries.|
Known Issues with This Collection
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Related Wiki Articles
- Electoral Rolls or Registers in England
- England Electoral Records (National Institute)
- England Voting Records
- England Poll Books 1694 to 1872, Electoral Registers 1832 to the Present (National Institute)
Contributions to This Article
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Citations for This Collection
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called citing 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.
- "England, Kent, Register of Electors, 1570 - 1907" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing Kent Archives Office, England.
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 England, Kent, Register of Electors, 1570-1907.|
|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 England, Kent, Register of Electors, 1570-1907.|