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Great Registers
RG 130 OC  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Great Registers
    Dates: 1866-1908
    Collection Number: RG 130 OC
    Extent: 12 vols. + 1 cu. ft.
    Repository: Yolo County Archives
    Woodland, California 95695
    Abstract: Official list of registered voters. Location A22.3
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    The Clerk-Recorder's main function is keeping the records for the County. The importance of this department lies in the historical stability that is maintained by the preservation of records of civil activities. This collection reflects what the Clerk-Recorder's office has given to the Yolo County Archives for preservation.

    Preferred Citation

    Great Registers. Yolo County Archives

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Information varies, but usually includes application number, name, occupation, age, height, country (or state) of nativity, precinct, post office address, date of naturalization, and date of registration. Some volumes list color of eyes, hair, and complexion; visible marks and scars; ability to read English, mark ballot and write name; exemption from educational qualifications; and date of cancellation. Usually complied for even years, with some combined volumes for odd years. Most registers handwritten with printed duplicates for some years. Indexes listing names by precinct began in 1896.

    Indexing Terms

    Voter registers--California--Yolo County
    Yolo County (Calif.)--Public records