You can now browse through 26 volumes of British Library Electoral registers to discover your ancestors in an exact location between the census years.

Browse our Irish electoral registers

Electoral registers are lists, created annually, of people who are eligible and registered to vote. These lists would include reasons for eligibility, such as their ownership or occupation of a property as a tenant or, in some cases, as a lodger. Until 1918, the right to vote was closely linked to property.

The results will bring you directly to the images of the electoral registers. The registers will reveal your ancestors name, residence, how they qualified as an electorate and the townland, street or name of property in which they lived.

You can also use the registers to discover who lived in your home, on your street or in your townland in 1885. The registers include the counties of Armagh, Fermanagh, Down, Limerick, Mayo, Meath, Tyrone, Roscommon, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow.