Leading family and friend finder, Tracesmart, is pleased to integrate and make available the first tranche of the 2012 Electoral Roll. The information offers the largest and most accurate summary of the UK population, and ensures Tracesmart's customers benefit from the most current and authoritative residency data available in the country.
The information exists in two formats, the 'full' Electoral Roll which has qualified and conditional usage and the 'edited' Electoral Roll; the edited is a key dataset which Tracesmart employs to help customers search for long lost family members and friends.
Established by leading tracing and genealogy specialists, Tracesmart provides an online people search facility to help customers trace family and friends and the Electoral Roll is fundamental to the likely success of a people search.
Paul Weathersby, Tracesmart's Technical Director, commented on the latest data to be uploaded, "Every year we strive to be the first to utilise the newly released Electoral Roll data. Our customers need to be able to search the best information available and the more current the information, the better it is to accomplish a trace."
Over recent years the trend has seen the edited Electoral Roll diminish as opt-out rates increased. However, last year the opt-out decreased for the first time, falling 1% to 45% when compared with the preceding year. Absent data is generally bridged by the integration of other publicly available data.
Tracesmart holds data approaching 220 million records including historic Electoral Roll information. Data is endlessly updated to ensure systems are able to scan the most relevant and productive information available. Tracesmart will shortly complete uploading the new 2012 Electoral Roll and to ensure it remains up-to-date, it will also utilise the Rolling Register, a monthly update of approximately 250,000 records which amends Electoral Roll data to reflect changes in people's personal circumstances.
01/12/2011 - Tracesmart uploads 2012 Electoral Roll data