Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Did any of your ancestors find themselves in a workhouse?  Want to know more about the conditions and how workhouses operated?  Here are a few sites for information about and records of workhouses.
Workhouses & Institutions -
Workhouse records -
Union Workhouse -
C19th American Poorhouses -

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Trove is an online search engine developed by the National Library of Australia found at . At the click of a button, you can access a large and unrivalled repository of Australian material.  Content is from the National Library of Australia, the State and Territory libraries and over 1000 other libraries around Australia.  Trove also features content from other Australian collections including cultural, business and educational organisations, and major international digital collections.  Trove includes book, journals and magazine articles ; pictures and photographs ; Australian newspapers ; diaries, letters and archives ; maps ; music, sound and video ; archived websites ; and people and organisations.