UK, London—Register of Electors, 1836–1965 [Part A]


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click the option from the list that best describes the image.

If the image is normal and has information to be indexed, select Normal. Then press Tab or Enter.

If the image is blank, is an exact duplicate of a previous image in the same batch, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the image does not include a register of electors, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Then continue to the next image.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Surname

Surname

The surname was usually written before the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the given names field.

Occasionally, an "F" was printed behind a name, separated from the name by several spaces. Do not index this "F" as part of the name.

If a name was crossed out and corrected or replaced, index the corrected name. If a name was crossed out but no corrected name was added and the name is still legible, index the crossed-out name.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mr or Jr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Newton

Given Names

Given Names

The given names were usually written after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the given names field.

Occasionally, an "F" was printed behind a name, separated from the name by several spaces. Do not index this "F" as part of the name.

If a name was crossed out and corrected or replaced, index the corrected name. If a name was crossed out, but no corrected name was added, and the name is still legible, index the crossed-out name.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mr or Jr, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: James William