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    places where they used to live

    Is it possible to find out where family used
    to live in the 1920's and 1930's street names ect.

    Thanks Dorcus

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    Usually - by consulting old copies of the electoral registers for the area. A few are on-line, but mostly you will need to look them up at county records office or at main libraries. The British Library has the "national collection", but quite a few pre-WW2 have been lost.

    http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelpres...electoral.html
    Last edited by AntonyM; 08-01-13, 12:39.
    I am a professional researcher, and ex- deputy registrar, based in Buckinghamshire - please contact me for any help/advice or research via PM or my website www.chalfontresearch.co.uk
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      #3
      Thank-you Antony

      Dorcus

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        #4
        Documents recording personal/family events such as BMD certificates or church bp/marr/burial registers would also give an address, if one of these events occured within the required time slot.
        You could also look at newspapers of the time on a couple of sites - quite often addresses featured in the BMD sections. You can narrow searches down by putting in a surname and also the town and a 5 or 10 yr time slot.

        Jay
        Janet in Yorkshire



        Genealogists never die - they just swap places in the family tree

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          #5
          thanks jay will have a look

          Dorcus

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