Saturday, 22 October 2011

Absent Voters 1918-1919

I've just updated the WW1 Absent Voters page on this blog.  There are a number of FREE Absent Voters Lists (AVLs) on the web, and others that are tucked away in lbraries and archives.  The AVL for Leeds used to be freely available but I see that this has since disappeared.  I suppose as Local Authority budgets become more and more stretched, we can expect to see more free resources being withdrawn and re-surfacing later as Pay-Per-View services, or included on Family History Sites like findmypast or Ancestry

Anyway, please check out my First World War Absent Voters page and if I've missed anything, do let me know.


  1. Although not on-line, Cheshire's Record Office at Chester has a number of Absent Voters' Lists for 1918, spring 1919 and autumn 1919. The coverage is not total - e.g. the 1918 edition for the Crewe constituency was split into two and the book for Crewe proper isn't there (sad) while that for the outer half of the constituency does still exist (hooray!).

    Anyone wanting to see what exists is probably better off using the A2A site as Chester's catalogue on its own web-site seems to omit a number of items found on A2A.

  2. Cheltenham Absent Voters Lists for 1918, 1920, 1921 & 1925 can be downloaded from here: