Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Melrose Poor Law records on CD

Borders FHS has announced details of a series of three CDs concerning poor relief material for Melrose, part of the ongoing transcription project it has been working on with the Hawick Heritage Hub. There are 3 CDs - 1871-74, 1875-83 and 1884-1930, priced at £12 each, £22 for two volumes or £30 for three.

For more information on the release visit the society's blog post
here.

Chris

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2 comments:

Ronald Plecks said...

I'm new to using computers for family history.

My 2 greats granny was brought up in the work house in Galashiels, I think, and her niece and nephew were also poor, and lived in or near Melrose.

I know nothing about the Poor Law. Will one of these Cds tell me what I need to know, or how to use the records ?
The Cds don't cost much, but is there a way of finding whether they cover those family members.

You haven't included the link to their site.

Chris Paton said...

The link is included in the post - click on the word "here" in blue at the end, which is a hyperlink.

Alternatively visit http://blog.bordersfhs.org.uk/2010/11/melrose-poor-law-records.html - all the details are there.

Chris