September 8, 2010

New Poorhouse Records online

Thousands of pages of Victorian workhouse and poor law records have been made available online following the conclusion of a major project led by The National Archives.

Read more about the 19th Century Poor Law Union and Workhouse Records now online and searchable

The Records begin in 1834 and are searchable by

* First name
* Last name
* Place name, which could be a village, town or county
* Occupation
* Any other words mentioned in the document, for example 'Chartism’, ‘Strike’, ‘neglect’ or ‘death’

If you are looking for Poorhouse records in USA or Canada, be sure to check out the free records at  Almshouse & Poorhouse Records

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