After the 2020 Presidential Election, there’s been a lot of interest in voting records. What voting records can you get on your Pennsylvania ancestor? Listen in and Denys Allen will tell you what’s available for family historians.
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In this episode, Denys Allen covers the types of voting records, namely voting registers, available during three different time periods in Pennsylvania. If you want to see a visual listing of voting register items, check out the video on the PA Ancestors YouTube Channel (link below).
[00:00:13] History of Voting Records in PA
[00:04:06] What is in Voter Registration Records
[00:08:00] Where to Find Voting Records
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- Voting records available in the FamilySearch catalog – Go to FamilySearch.org -> click on ‘Search’, then ‘Catalog’ -> type in “Pennsylvania” followed by the county you want -> scroll down to Voting Registers to see if any are available for the county.
- Pennsylvania early colonial voting registers and election returns – https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/685513
- Check the county courthouses for voting registers that are in storage.
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