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Ancestry.com. Fife, Scotland, Voters Lists, 1832-1894 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data: Fife Voter Lists. Fife, Scotland: Fife Library and Archives Service.

About Fife, Scotland, Voters Lists, 1832-1894

Electoral registers, or registers of voters, are lists of individuals who are eligible to vote during the time the register is in force (usually one year), and genealogists use them to establish a place and time of residence. Many voters on the lists in this database became eligible to vote after parliamentary reform passed in Scotland in 1832 expanded the country’s electorate from about 4,500 to 65,000 voters by lowering the property requirement for franchise to £10. Subsequent legislation would further extend suffrage in Scotland, though women would not be given the vote until the 20th century.

The registers of voters in this database come from several areas in Scotland:

  • Burgh of Burntisland, 1864, 1894
  • Burgh of Dunfermline 1859, 1869, 1871
  • Burgh of Dysart, 1832
  • Burgh of Kinghorn, 1832, 1892
  • County of Fife, 1832–41, 1846, 1861–62, 1862–63, 1863–64, 1864–65, 1878–79
  • Western District of Fife, 1860

Records can be searched by place of residence, register year, and name. Records may also include occupation, street or street address, whether a proprietor or tenant, description of property, and a name of a village, farm, or property.

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