Friday 5 August 2022

Two new Co Waterford record sets join FindMyPast's Irish collection

Today's release of records from FindMyPast sees two new collections from County Waterford.

Waterford Poor Law Union Board Of Guardians Minute Books

This collection of 38,500 records comes from the Kilmacthomas Union. They're very varied. You may find entries naming your ancestors relating to members of staff, suppliers of goods and services, inmates making special requests, perhaps requesting emigration or clothing, or notes recording prohibited behaviour, marriage to another inmate, and other items of daily activity.

Ireland, Waterford, Dungarvan Town Commissioners Records 1851-1922

The Town Commission was established in 1854, and was responsible for government activity such as the maintenance of roads, harbours, markets, waterworks, sanitation and housing and regulating the markets. These records cover the years 1851-1922, and documents everything from staff and suppliers, assistance requests, fee payments, or deserted and orphaned children. The details may include details of your ancestor's trade or occupation or financial arrangements.

The collection holds 47,256 records.