Bristol Poll Book indexes for 1715 and 1835 added to SoG Data Online
The Society of Genealogists holds one of the largest collections of poll books in the county. These were created in the days of the open ballot and recorded not just who was entitled to vote but also who they voted for. Although women are not recorded and only some men, nevertheless they provide a useful listing of residents in the pre-census era.
The Society has been scanning its extensive collection of poll books and placing them on SoG Data Online. Now, with the help of volunteers, we are creating indexes to them, and those for Bristol in 1715 and 1835 have just been added.