Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ancestors assigned to a Workhouse?

Perhaps your ancestors in England were poor like mine. Did your ancestors live in a workhouse? What struck me a few years back was the notion that the "nurses" required at each workhouse were usually nothing more than one of the healthier inmates standing in for that position. Where did Ol' Myrt here pick up that tidbit? From the National Archives [UK] Podcast Series that can be heard to right on your computer (turn up those speakers!) You don't need an iPod to listen and learn.

These sites may also help you find some additional background info about workhouses in England:

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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