Workhouse & Almshouse Records

Workhouse and almshouse records offer a unique window into the lives of our ancestors who faced economic hardship and social challenges. These institutions, widespread from the 17th to the early 20th century, provided shelter and employment for the poor, elderly, and infirm. Exploring these records not only reveals the names and dates pertaining to our ancestors but also shed light on the social conditions and policies of the time. This category presents an array of resources, from admission registers to minute books, offering invaluable insights for family historians and genealogists seeking to understand and trace the journeys of those who once resided in workhouses and almshouses.

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