Whether you voted or not today, don’t forget that your ancestors may have exercised their rights to vote.
In honor of election day, let’s talk about a few “voters lists” and similar records that can be found online.
1. Colorado 1861 Territorial Election
2. Alabama 1867 Voter Registration Database
3. GenealogyToday (a subscription service)
4. Ancestry.com (a subscription service) – look under Census and Voter Lists
5. Cyndi’s List has a great list of locality specific voters lists
Along these lines, do check out Kimberly Powell’s blog entry “Did My Ancestors Vote?" She provides links to several online sources for voting records and reminds us that elections and voting are a world-wide activity and to look for similar records in the country from which your ancestor emigrated.
And you may find like I did that a distant uncle actually ran for public office!
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