19 August 2019

North Lanarkshire, Scotland, Poor Law Applications and Registers, 1849-1917

Ancestry is working to add records for North Lanarkshire drawing on original data from the North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre, Motherwell.
This collection of applications and general registers, added on 15 August, is 230,468 records from institutions in Bothwell, Cambasnethan, Dalziel, New Monkland and Shotts.
The index gives name, birth date, admission date, admission place, and relatives. In the linked images find:

  • Name of applicant, including the maiden name of women
  • Age and/or birth date
  • Birthplace, including the county of birth (compulsory from 1865)
  • Religion (from 1865)
  • Dependants, including children’s names, ages, places of birth
  • Marital history
  • Names of applicant’s parents and parents-in-law, confirming where born and if still alive
  • Previous addresses

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