A guide to the records of the poor before and after the establishment of union workhouses. Parish Poor Relief An Act of Parliament in 1531 was really the first occasion where it was recognised that a formal system of aid was required for the poor, with an act of 1536 legislating for organised relief at … Continue reading Poor Relief and Workhouses
This guide outlines the different sources available relating to adoption, only some of which are held by Derbyshire Record Office. Updated 19 June 2020. Note: Information about adoptions and adoptees can only be released to adoptees and must be obtained through the County Council’s Data Protection team. Adoption since 1927 The National Register of Adoptions … Continue reading Adoption
Compare and Contrast - a selection of Derbyshire Record Office documents regarding Regency children and education.