Friday 28 May 2021

Tipperary Studies digitises its Board of Guardians Minute Books

Here's a biggie for anyone with ancestors from County Tipperary.

Tipperary Studies, the county library's specialist local history department based at The Source in Thurles, has spent months of Lockdown digitising its Famine Era records and has today released 90 Board of Guardians' Minute Books into their online Digital Archive where they are available to explore free of charge.

The Minute Books cover the pre-Famine and Famine era, and provide an account of how the workhouses were run, how many men, women and children were entering, leaving or dying in them, as well as details of food provisions, medicines required, and purchases of furniture and other items.

Now presented as easy to download pdf files (mostly between 35Mb-60Mb), the new online records covers the following Poor Law Unions: 

  • Borrisokane (1850-1851) 
  • Cashel(1844-1852) 
  • Clogheen (1839–1851) 
  • Clonmel(1839–1852) 
  • Nenagh (1839–1852) 
  •  Roscrea (1839–1852) 
  • Thurles (1839–1852) 
  • Tipperary (1839 – 1850).

See the Tipperary Studies' Digital Archive here.