Looking to trace living relatives from your family tree? Then you'll be pleased to know that searching the UK electoral registers is one of the easiest ways to do that - if you know the name of the person you're looking for, of course.
The easiest way to trace your family tree is by working backwards. Once you believe you have identified a relative you are then able to verify this by birth records, and then working back via the parents' details and so on. You will also have gained a location to aid your search, if you didn't have that already.
Historical electoral registers can usually be found at the record office of main public library for the area.