For those exploring their house histories we have just transcribed the 1920 Electoral Register, and are transcribing all of the available Registers. We have saved the electoral rolls using the Dorset Library free access to Ancestry. There seems to be a large increase in the number of voters in Milton Abbas between 1877 and 1890, probably because eligibility to vote changed.
We have completed the transcription of the 1911 Census, and the 1939 Register. These are the most useful to begin with because they give the house numbers, which are not available in earlier documents, although they can be worked out from earlier censuses with care.
We already have all Kelly’s Directories of Milton Abbas transcribed, and the censuses of 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1891, and 1901 are all available at opcdorset.org.
Thus members can now easily search these records to build up a picture of who lived in their house over time..