Comments on: The Ballots Are in on California Voter Registers http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/07/25/the-ballots-are-in-on-california-voter-registers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-ballots-are-in-on-california-voter-registers The official blog of Ancestry Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:57:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Terri Fraserhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/07/25/the-ballots-are-in-on-california-voter-registers/#comment-53495 Terri Fraser Thu, 28 Jul 2011 15:58:02 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6059#comment-53495 Paul,

Great write up. Like your use of examples for this fabulous resource. I was able to finally find the naturalization information for several (5) ancestors. Also, was suprised and delighted that physical info is also available. I don’t have any photographs (yet), so this is the next best thing. Keep up the great writing.

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By: Sharonhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/07/25/the-ballots-are-in-on-california-voter-registers/#comment-53494 Sharon Thu, 28 Jul 2011 15:40:06 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6059#comment-53494 The physical descriptions in those old records are great! I would hate to know what mine says. I have voted in California for decades and never had to show a picture ID so maybe they have a description they refer to.

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By: scwbcmhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/07/25/the-ballots-are-in-on-california-voter-registers/#comment-53492 scwbcm Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:49:04 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6059#comment-53492 Sorry to keep replying but I thought people might like to know that what appears to be ancestry duplicates for the same years are in fact somewhat different items in the originals. They look very similiar but a closer look reveals differences.

Also, watch the place names. I have one at a Charleys Ranch in Butte county, CA and when I click on it, it takes me to another state. I don’t think they town names were well defined at the point.

This is a great resource! It is very helpful for those miners who only stayed a short time and then returned back east after the gold rush.

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By: watsbeehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/07/25/the-ballots-are-in-on-california-voter-registers/#comment-53491 watsbee Tue, 26 Jul 2011 23:09:50 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6059#comment-53491 The Registry Act (of 1865-66) was a Calif. state act about voter registration. Sec. 6 has to do with the ways for non-native-born citizens to prove their citizenship if their actual citizenship papers are not available. Completion of a certificate with the testimony of at least two landholders as to how long the claimant has been in the US, how long in Calif., and to the claimant’s standing as to his “good moral character”.

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By: Lorihttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/07/25/the-ballots-are-in-on-california-voter-registers/#comment-53490 Lori Tue, 26 Jul 2011 19:17:14 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6059#comment-53490 This really is a terrific resource! Please help with a question, though, regarding notations made with regard to citizenship/naturalization status. In particular — “Sec. 6 of the Registry Act.” I have been unsuccessful in trying to find out what this means. Can you help?

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By: scwbcmhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/07/25/the-ballots-are-in-on-california-voter-registers/#comment-53489 scwbcm Tue, 26 Jul 2011 08:11:28 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6059#comment-53489 I should have added that in spite of the usual indexing issues the means to correct the indexing is improving.

Overall this has been a very interesting resource and has been helpful for supporting other materials. It is also nice because it fills in a gap for some years that don’t have a lot of sources and follow the gold rush boom.

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By: scwbcmhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/07/25/the-ballots-are-in-on-california-voter-registers/#comment-53488 scwbcm Tue, 26 Jul 2011 07:58:49 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6059#comment-53488 Great resource. I was able to locate many names. Particularly good for middle name. Usual indexing issues.

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