Find your ancestors in California Great Registers 1866-1910

Discover new details about your family members who lived in California and registered to vote in the state. Find out important information like their birth place and birth year, details that could help you to expand your family history research.

What can these records tell me?

There are nearly 600,000 records in this state census, and each represents an entry in the local county electoral roll. While the information for each person may vary, California Great Registers 1866-1910 typically includes:

  • First and last name
  • Age
  • Birth year
  • Birth place
  • Registration year
  • County
  • Discover more about California Great Registers 1866-1910

    This record set of county electoral lists, known collectively as “Great Registers,” covers the entire state of California for nearly 50 years. Each county compiled these electoral rolls every other year in order to have a comprehensive list of who would be voting in elections. As a result, the names in this index are just men over the age of 21, since women were not granted the right to vote in the state until 1911 and the voting age was not lowered to 18 until the 26th amendment was ratified in 1971.

    Use these records to learn new information about your family members and place them in the state during a specific year, a vital part of continuing your genealogical research.

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