Welcome to the Wellbelove family history blog. Intended to supplement the 'Wellbelove Genealogy' website, it will include articles of interest on the Wellbelove surname and variants including, Wellbeloved, Welbelove, Welbeloved, etc.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Surrey Electoral Registers, 1918-1945 updated

I have updated the Surrey Electoral Registers on our website Link. The page now covers the whole period 1918-1939 & 1945. Previously it only covered the years 1930-1939. This took a long time as the Ancestry.co.uk index was not manually transcribed, but created using text recognition software. Most of the addresses were either missing, incomplete, or incorrect, so I added corrections to the site. I also corrected any errors in personal names that I found. Occasionally people were not picked up by the software at all. Working through the years 1918-1929 (inc) & 1945 I found over 1,200 additional entries - twice as many as the original number. Note: Not all of the Surrey registers were scanned as part of this project, especially parts of Surrey which became London boroughs, such as Kingston-upon-Thames. Registers for the years 1832-1915 are expected to be added to Ancestry.co.uk in the near future.

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