Essentially, these are annual lists of all eligible voters in Liverpool.A typical record lists the name of the registered voter, occupation, address and (for pre-1918 records) a code indicating the reason why they were eligible to vote.
In total, this new record collection covers some 230 parishes across the Archdiocese of New York, which is the second largest archdiocese in the United States.
This is a very important collection not just in its own right but because many immigrants to America came through New York (for more information see Ellis Island Immigration Facts) and spent some time in the greater New York area before migrating to other parts of America.
The records in this collection span the period from roughly 1785 to 1915.
This first release covers some 1.5 million records.
Covering the Cook and Lake counties in northeastern Illinois, these records will be of interest to anyone with ancestors from the Chicago region.