Friday, 15 May 2015

Findmypast adds Dublin Workhouse and Poor Law and Nottinghamshire records

Dublin Workhouse Admission & Discharge Registers, 1840-1919 contains 1,533,207 entries for the North and South Dublin Unions. Basic information in the transcript is first name(s), last name, sex, status, occupation, religion, age, birth year, residence, admission year, workhouse and reference material. Images of the original entry may give additional information including exact dates of admission, name of spouse and number of children.

Dublin Poor Law Unions Board of Guardians minute books includes information from Balrothery 1839-1920; North Dublin 1844-1914; Rathdown 1839-1916; South Dublin 1844-1918. Documents the administration of life in the workhouses including in turbulent times. Board members and staff are more likely to be mentioned by name along with some inmate cases that came before the Board.

Nottinghamshire Baptisms and Burials have been updated with over 19,000 additional transcript records. Findmypast has added over 5,000 baptism records to increase the collection to 852,730 and over 14,000 burials making that collection 254,920 in total.

Also added are articles from the The British Library newspaper collection and BMDs from Australia's Northern Territory.

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