Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Edinburgh Poor Law records
Kirsty Wilkinson of My Ain Folk has written a very useful blog post on Edinburgh Poor Law records at http://professionaldescendant.blogspot.com/2011/07/lists-of-edinburgh-poor.html.
The post discusses printed lists naming recipients of relief from 1840-1884, and shows that the glass is not quite as empty as may at first be believed if you are searching for records of Edinburgh based ancestors requiring aid in that period (most original registers have been destroyed, unlike Glasgow).
Very useful to know!