Great Registers

Finding aid created by Yolo County Archives staff using RecordEXPRESS
Yolo County Archives
226 Buckeye Street
Woodland, California 95695
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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