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LINKS - Land & Property Records, Electoral rolls, Poll Tax, etc.
« on: Sunday 10 May 09 13:22 BST (UK) »
Some links for web-sites about Land & Property .

These LINKS-Topics have been been compiled from the links submitted by RootsChatters.
Many thanks to everyone who has contributed.  :)
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Online Manorial Documents Register
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/mdr/
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The Manorial Documents Register (MDR) identifies the nature and location of manorial records. The MDR is partially computerised Wales, the Isle of Wight, Hampshire, Norfolk, the three Ridings of Yorkshire, Surrey, Middlesex, Cumberland, Westmorland, Lancashire North of the Sands (the Furness area, part of Cumbria since 1974), Berkshire and Buckinghamshire are available online. See Search the MDR. However the majority of the counties have not yet been computerised and information is still only available by visiting our searchroom or writing in with an enquiry. [...]

What are manorial documents?
The records noted in the Manorial Documents Register include court rolls, surveys, maps, terriers, documents and all other documents relating to the boundaries, franchises, wastes, customs or courts of a manor. Title deeds are not included in the Register.



Electoral Rolls
http://www.b4usearch.com/

Could be interesting just from a curiosity prospective - are there descendants still living in the area ?



Heritage Gateway
http://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/gateway/
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Using this site, you can search across NATIONAL and LOCAL records of England's historic sites and buildings. [...]
English Heritage is working in collaboration with ALGAO  and IHBC  in a five year project to build a Heritage Gateway to England's local and national historic environment records

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Re: LINKS - Land & Property Records, Electoral rolls, Poll Tax, etc.
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 10 May 09 13:22 BST (UK) »
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To anyone interested in electoral rolls    I found this article helpful to online material
http://www.genealogyintime.com/GenealogyResources/Articles/searching-electoral-rolls-for-ancestors-page-3.html
the   site has other interesting material  as well

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Quote from: stanmapstone
The site says that;
6. The UK government actually sells its current electoral roll.

Until November 2001 local authorities were free to sell the Electoral Roll to commercial companies. This changed following a legal challenge by an individual who objected to his data on the Electoral Roll being used for direct marketing purposes. Legislation was enacted that resulted in two Electoral Rolls - the full version and the edited version.

The full Electoral Roll can be used only for electoral and credit reference purposes. The edited version is available to any company for any purpose but excludes those people who opt-out of having their information sold to third parties.
The legislation only applies to Electoral Rolls published after 16/11/01. The 2001 electoral register  is the last full roll available before that date and is not covered by the new legislation.



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