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ELECTORAL ROLLS

ELECTORAL ROLLS

Posted: 5 Aug 2012 3:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Taylor
I am finding it impossible finding relatives on the roll for East Ham Essex and West Ham Essex...I know I had relatives living in 23 Bolton Road West Ham in 1947 (my birth home )but cannot get the rolls for these areas...really frustrating as I am trying to trace my father from this Address.(Robert James Taylor) and his movements then on...Am I doing it right ? I am new to this and keep hitting walls.

Re: ELECTORAL ROLLS

Posted: 5 Aug 2012 4:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
The mistake you are making is believing that Ancestry (or any other online site) is a comprehensive, one-stop-shop for tracing your family history. Even now, when we can access a marvellous amount of data from the comfort of our own homes, the data available this way represents only a small fraction of the total.

The electoral registers for East and West Ham are at Newham Local Studies Library, Stratford Library, 3 The Grove, London E15 1EL.

Re: ELECTORAL ROLLS

Posted: 6 Aug 2012 3:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Taylor
Thank you very much for your reply you are right I am relying too much on Ancestry.So may give it up and go where you suggest.
kind regards
bob.
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