A helpful Rootsweb site for those with Derbyshire connections
"Yesterdays Journey is a compilation of available sources concerning Settlement Examinations, Settlement Certificates, Removal Orders, Bastardy and Apprenticeship Indentures, documents that reveal our ancestors brush with Officialdom. It will be added to over the months.Information is under the headings: Apprentice Records, Bastardy Papers, Board of Guardians, Board of Guardians - Derby, Cemetery Records, Coroner's Records, Law and Order, Miscellany, Red Tape, Removals, Rogues and Vagabonds, Transportation to the Americas, Transportation Beyond the Sea, Schools
These documents can add flesh to bones, but more importantly give clues to where ancestors were "hiding" between known details. Some are more informative than others, but all will add substance to your family tree.
The details listed are the bare bones in many cases, with Settlement Examinations and Certificates usually giving additional material such as ages of children and occupation."
Settlement Certificates, Settlement Examinations, Wills and Administrations, Workhouse Registers, Information Pages, Today's Journey, Derbysgen mailing list,
1857 White's Directory