Find My Past has recently added a collection of England and Wales Electoral Registers, the data set England & Wales, Electoral Registers 1832-1932.
I would like to find background information about the registers, especially (but not exclusively) information that I can download and view off-line. Find My Past has some resources in their "Learn More About These Records" section, but there may be times I am working with downloaded images and can't get back online to read their background information.
My end goal is to create checklists so I can query my genealogy database and generate lists of names to look for in the registers. I would like to have:
- a timeline of changes in the law and the eligibility requirements for voters
- a timeline of which years have only one register and which have Summer/Autumn
- any other information that helps me properly interpret the information in the registers I have collected already
I am less concerned with maps covering the individual constituencies because I can capture that information from A Vision of Britain. Using the information found in the research guides, I hope to create checklists for each place I am searching for, showing what registers exist and where they can be found.
What websites, research guides, and finding aids have been the most help to you in your research?