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The cosmopolitan city of Leicester is located in the middle of the UK and is a major centre for the surrounding area. It's undergone a large amount of development in recent years, and now boasts a state-of-the-art shopping centre and theatre, and major attractions, such as the National Space Centre.
Leicester has a population of over 300,000 people, making it the biggest city in the East Midlands and the tenth largest city in the country. Between 2001 and 2011, the city experienced massive growth, with its population increasing by 17%. All of this means that if you are trying to track someone down, you're going to struggle if you rely on old-fashioned methods, like putting an ad in the missed connections page of the local newspaper.
Luckily, White Pages can help you track someone down with one simple, quick search. To get started, enter their name and as much address information as you can remember into the search box at the top of this page.
To further assist you with your search, the following guide will provide you with more detailed information about Leicester's census records and archives.
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Leicester Electoral Register Archives
Through searching on White Pages, you can access over a decade's worth of information from the edited version of the electoral register. This information can be extremely useful if you're trying to track someone down.
There are two versions of the electoral register: the edited version and the full version. The edited version does not have viewing laws applied to it, but since 2003 people have had the option to opt out of having their contact details appear in it. However, their address will still appear in the full version, which anyone can view under supervision at specific official venues or at The British Library.
In Leicester you can view current and historic full electoral rolls at:
(Town Hall Square)
Telephone: (0116) 299 5401
The library is open between 9.30am - 7pm on Monday – Thursday, 9.30am - 5pm on Friday and 9am - 4pm on Saturday.
Changes in City Boundaries
The boundaries of Leicester were extended a number of times in the 19th and 20th century. It 1889 it became a County Borough and in 1919 it was re-granted city status. Its current boundaries have been in place since 1935, encompassing the remainder of Evington, Humberstone, Beaumont Leys and part of Braunstone.
This means that if you are conducting genealogy search, and you're looking for records that pre-date the 1935 change in boundaries, you may need to contact other organisations for full electoral records that include Evington, Humberstone, Beaumont Leys and Braunstone. If you aren’t sure who to contact, visit The National Archives ARCHON Directory for more information.
Districts of Leicester
There are currently 7 districts in Leicester, including:
- Hinckley and Bosworth
- North West Leicestershire
- Oadby and Wigston
If you're trying to track someone down in Leicester using White Pages and want to narrow down your search results, try entering their name along with one of the above districts, to refine your results.
For More on Leicester's Local History
The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland is located at Long Street, Wigston Magna, Leicester, LE18 2AH, and offers access to a wide range of archives and resources, which can be used to research the city's local history. There are also regular exhibitions held there. The Record Office is open 9.15 - 17.00 on Monday – Thursday and 9.15 - 12.15 on Saturday.
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