Friday 27 August 2021

FindMyPast adds 180,000 Irish Poor Law Union records

Some 158,000 records from the Poor Law Unions of Kilmacthomas and Dungarvan have been added to FindMyPast's exclusive County Waterford Board of Guardians Minute Books collection. 

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They join records from Lismore and Waterford (City) unions that have been online since Spring 2020. The newest additions date from 1845-1921 and chronicle the day-to-day running of the Union's workhouse, mentioning staff, inmates, suppliers and more.

Another upload saw additions to FindMyPast's County Clare Poor Law Union record collection. More than 21,000 records from Kilrush Union have been added covering Board of Guardians' meetings between 1848 and 1870.

These Poor Law Union records join the database's collections from Dublin, Donegal, Galway and Sligo. In total, FindMyPast's Workhouse and Poor Law collection holds 3,889,588 records.

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