22 September 2014

Findmypast adds England and Wales National School Admission Registers and Log-books 1870-1914

Drawn from 25 archives and schools throughout England and Wales the new National School Admission Registers and Log-books 1870-1914. collection at findmypast includes 2,562,402  historical records from 1500 schools.

According to the collection documentation "This release includes records from 1500 schools from 12 counties across England and Wales – Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Devon, Huntingdonshire, Kent, Lancashire, Middlesex, Surrey, Wiltshire and Glamorganshire – and also Westminster.

Each record comprises a transcript and a colour image of the original register. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:


First name(s)
Last name
Birth year
Birth date
Event year (either the year a student was admitted in the admission register or the year an entry was written in the log-book)
School name
Name of parent(s)

The image may contain additional details, including:

Admission number
Admission date
Re-admission date
Claim to exemption from religious instruction (if any)
Father’s occupation
Previous school
Reason for leaving previous school
Date of leaving previous school
Details of any illnesses or other reasons for absence
Exam results"

There's a story in every entry. What's that behind 11 year old George Mogan found in the North London Certified Industrial Truant School? His father was in Canada and sent an allowance.

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