1939 Leeds Electoral Register

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weenie
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Hi all would anyone know if i can get hold of the 1939 electoral register for Leeds please? ive tried googling, but it just says edited 2006 ..... and so on.im trying to find the whearabouts of Lily Peaker nee Morton, my gt grandmother, who sometime during 1908 and 1911 left the family home, we was always told by nana that her parents died young, turned out that her father went in to the workhouse in 1913, and her elder sister Elsie was a British home child( we always told she was a GI bride?) we dont know what happend to Nana and her other sister Beatrice. ( her brother Charles died during WWI ). I found Lilly Peaker death and have got the certificate and it says address as 2 Neville Row, widow of James Arthur Peaker, Painter and Decorator. So i know it is the correct person. Lily died 22 Feb 1941 Ive looked in all the usuall places, West Yorkshire Asylum etc but nothing. any help would be greatly appriciated on how to obtain the 1939 electoral register Weenie

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Post by carith »

Hi weenie,The Leeds Central Library might be a good starting point. I dont know if they have a family history section but it is worth a try.

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carith wrote: Hi weenie,The Leeds Central Library might be a good starting point. I dont know if they have a family history section but it is worth a try. It has a Local History section. I know it has Census records and I would guess that it has local Electoral Registers. I've always found the staff there to be very helpful.    
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The Local History section certainly has the electoral registers. I've recenty used one from the 1950. Don't buy an online copy of any modern registers as they are a "redacted copies" with lots of info missing [to stop direct marketing outfits cold calling to sell you stuff]    

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When I have been to Leeds Central Library looking for Electoral Registers between 1939-1945 I don't think there where any (for obvious reasons). Could be wrong PS Seen ones from 1938

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Thankyou all for your help, it does look like the library is the best place, it was the reply i got from West Yorkshire Archives that said with the death cert been 1941 have i checked the 1939 Leeds electoral register, with her been at 2 Neville Row. I thought it may be online or on CD like the Leeds burial Cd etc. I just dont know how someone can dissapear from 1908 till 1941 ????If i ring up the library do you think they will look on my behalf? Thankyou again Weenie

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Are you sure it's Neville Row - and where was it, not NETHER Row [in Woodhouse]? I can find Neville Hill, Place and Street but not a Row

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Hi yes its definatly is Neville Row ive attached the cert

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The Leeds Street Atlas I have, issued in 1997 or 1998, has a Neville Row as a very short cul-de-sac off Neville Avenue off Osmondthorpe Lane in Leeds 9. I don't know though if that will be the street in question.
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