Thursday, June 4, 2015

London Workhouse Records on Ancestry

Ancestry has updated the London Workhouse Admission and Discharge Records, 1659-1930. They have added 303,179 new images and 3,771,083  new records, bringing the collection total to 542,642 images and 7,035,609 records. Newly added are the workhouse admission and discharge records for poor law unions in the South of London as well as additional records from Central and West. Future updates are planned to include indexed records from the North and East areas of London.
Boroughs Added or Updated:
  • Greenwich
  • Lambeth
  • Lewisham
  • Southwark
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Wandsworth
This collection includes selected admission and discharge records for workhouses created and administered under the Poor Law Acts. The exact information you can find about your ancestors varies according to the record.
  • You may find:
  • The person’s name
  • Date of admission
  • Age
  • Date of discharge
  • Other details regarding the person’s condition and care
Remember that while Ancestry is a subscription database, you can search their records free at all branches of Campaspe Library - and at many other public libraries.

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