Search the 1940 U.S. Census Free
All 134 million names are now fully searchable.
A Short Explanation of the Poor Law
Alcester Union and Guardians Part 2: The Workhouse
Ancestry.com - Search Schools, Directories & Church Histories
Ancestry.com has searchable indexes; database results and some digitized images are available with a fee-based subscription.
London, England, Poor Law Records, 1834-1940
Original source: Board of Guardians records held by the London Metropolitan Archives and Guildhall Library Manuscripts, London, England.
Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Record Service: Bedfordshire: Poor Law Union Records
Cambridgeshire Poor Law Papers Index
England. Searchable online database from Cambridgeshire Family History Society.
Care Of The Poor
Wales. From the Powys Digital History Project.
Database of Poor Law records for West Sussex
Transcriptions of over 8,000 records from documents of Settlement and Removal 1662-1835. Organized by surnames, order types, year & parish. From the Sussex Record Society
FDCA Poor Indexes - Index of Poor Registers
Dundee, Scotland. From the Friends of Dundee City Archives. Online index of Liff & Benvie Register of Poor (1854-1865) and Dundee East Poorhouse Register (1856-1878).
Floor Plan of Blackburn Union Workhouse
Headington Union Workhouse Formerly on London Road
History of the Workhouse
Excellent site full of information on the UK workhouse system. Includes information on the Poor Laws, maps of the Poor Law Unions, scans of original records on diet, instruction, and rules, and more.
How It Was: Conditions in the Workhouse
Article by Dr. Marjie Bloy.
Index to Paupers in Workhouses 1861 (10% sample)
This lists adult paupers in workhouses in England and Wales.
Leitrim Poor Law Union Map
National Archives of Scotland Fact Sheets - The Poor
Poor Children of Elham
Late 19th to early 20th century names of interest for people who think they had descendants in Elham, Kent, England.[The original link is broken. This link points to an archived copy on the Wayback Machine]
Poor Law Union Database
Alphabetical listing of parish or place names giving county, Poor Law Union, and record office information.
Poor Law Index
Poor Law Union Map of Ireland
Marking workhouses both before and after 1849.
Poor Law Union Records
England. From the Northamptonshire Record Office.
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