* Electoral Rolls

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Re: Electoral Rolls

Post by brianlummis » 11 Apr 2018 21:59

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Re: Electoral Rolls

Post by tatewise » 12 Apr 2018 09:19

One idea I had for the AutoText Templates was to include a key to the Register Codes.
Then that explanation is next to the code usage in Text From Source, and avoids adding them to the Note of each Residence fact.

In the [kb]|[/kb] it will be made clear that the Residence fact may need to be replace by some other fact (using Change Any Fact Tag Plugin) such as where the Electoral Register entry relates to a Business rather than a Residence.

Otherwise, thanks go to Brian for his work this topic, that provides the basis of [kb]|[/kb] advice that I will get on with when time allows.
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Re: Electoral Rolls

Post by David2416 » 12 Apr 2018 09:46

This looks to be a very useful idea. Thanks. Telephone directories can also provide residence info (and a phone number!)

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Re: Electoral Rolls

Post by tatewise » 07 May 2018 10:38

I have just returned to this to add to the [kb]|[/kb] but on closer inspection the Electoral Register Template.xml file appears to define the same codes for both the 1918 and 1928 templates (i.e.1918 set uses the 1928 codes by mistake).

Also, to be consistent, the filename should mention UK, e.g. Electoral Register UK Templates.xml

Brian, could you please review and amend.
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Re: Electoral Rolls

Post by brianlummis » 07 May 2018 11:26

Very strange - I have not amended anything since producing the last XML file but a fresh export is now attached which I hope has the correct data.
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Re: Electoral Rolls

Post by tatewise » 07 May 2018 15:14

I have created Knowledge Base > Ancestral Sources Template ~ Electoral Register UK and would welcome any critical comments.

Brian, I could not find an online link to your quoted British Library fact sheet on qualifying dates - can you help?

(Note that it will not appear in Knowledge Base > Downloads and Links ~ Ancestral Sources until the [kb]|[/kb] is refreshed by Jane.)
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Re: Electoral Rolls

Post by brianlummis » 08 May 2018 20:55

From my perspective the KB reads well but perhaps I have been too close to the subject - it would help if someone new to recording Electoral Register entries could comment.

The British Library fact sheet is the rather long one that was quoted earlier in this thread https://www.bl.uk/voices-of-science/bri ... encies.pdf and my extract about qualifying dates can be found midway down on page 22.

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Re: Electoral Rolls

Post by tatewise » 08 May 2018 21:24

Thank you for the feedback. We will just have to wait for a newcomer to comment. It is quite a tricky topic.

I did eventually track down that PDF and the qualifying dates. I refer to it in the Description 2nd paragraph.
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Re: Electoral Rolls

Post by David2416 » 18 May 2018 16:18

Thank you Mike and Brian and others for your work on this.

I have just used the information in the Knowledge Base Ancestral Sources Template ~ Electoral Register UK to use AS to record some Electoral Roll Images and information which I found earlier today while testing out the Library Edition of Ancestry (so I could give an informed reply on the Can online services support FH research). The template worked very well; thank you.

Now to restore the AS Options so I can continue changing my Method 2 census entries imported from FTM to Method 1. (This has been a lengthy process but has enabled me to spot some omissions and errors in my data entry over the years.)

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