Pen and Sword Books: Tracing Your Pauper Ancestors by Robert Burlison

Tracing Your Pauper Ancestors
Tracing Your Pauper Ancestors (2 reviews)
A Guide for Family Historians
by Robert Burlison
Imprint: Pen & Sword Family History
Found in: Family History Books
Series: Tracing your Ancestors
192 pages
ISBN: 9781844159857
Published: 18 June 2009
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Many family historians will come across direct links to ancestors who were affected by poverty. Yet despite the burgeoning interest in genealogy, the history of pauperism and of poor relief has rarely been written about, and no previous book has provided a guide to documents and records that family researchers can use to their trace their pauper ancestors. In this accessible and informative introduction, Robert Burlison gives a vivid account of poverty and the poor. He identifies relevant records, indicates where they can be found, and offers essential advice on how this information can be used to piece together the lives of distant and not so distant relatives.
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Often when researching our family history we find an ancestor has been on poor relief in a union or workhouse. This author explains the progress of the Poor Laws that have been passed over... [read full review]
Cornwall Family history Society, June 2011, Miriam Wakeham
I found this book in my local library when they put on a display for Family History researchers and it is a gem.
The historical detail is fascinating and I'm sorry that the title... [read full review]

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