This Friday sees the release of over 2.5 million Irish records from the Dublin Workhouses. This fascinating collection sheds light on the (often hard to trace) poorest members of the population at one of toughest points in their country’s history. We’ve also released over two million newspaper articles, Nottingham baptisms and burials, and Australian Northern Territory Birth, Marriage and Death records.

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Dublin Workhouses Admission & Discharge Registers 1840-1919

Containing over 1.5 million records, the Dublin Workhouses Admission & Discharge Registers 1840-1919 list the details of those who passed through the workhouses of the North and South Dublin Unions. Levels of poverty in Ireland were far higher than in England and the workhouse was an inescapable part of life for many Dublin families.

Each record includes a transcript and an image of the original document. Entries list arrivals at the workhouse with details of their age, occupation, religion, any illnesses or infirmities, other family members, original parish and condition when they arrived (usually describing clothes or cleanliness).

Dublin Poor Law Unions Board of Guardians Minute Books

Containing nearly 900,000 records, the Dublin Poor Law Unions Board of Guardians Minute Books from the National Archives of Ireland contain fascinating records of meetings held by the Board of Guardians of four Dublin workhouses.

Each record contains a transcript and an image of the original handwritten minutes. The amount of information contained in the image can be considerable, including correspondence and contracts but also individual cases that came before the Board.

Dublin Poor Law Unions Board of Guardians Minute Books Browse

Thanks to Findmypast’s partnership with The National Archives of Ireland, it is now possible to browse through pages of Board of Guardians Minute Books from four Dublin Workhouses; the North Dublin Union, the South Dublin Union, Rathdown Workhouse and Balrothery Workhouse.

British newspapers

Over 2,285,544 million new articles have been added to Findmypast’s collection of historic British newspapers. The latest additions include 11 brand new titles, and updates to existing titles include over 109,000 new articles from the Newcastle Journal and over 92,000 Birmingham Daily Gazette articles.

The total collection now stands at 124,529,375 articles from 338 different titles covering 245 years of British history (1710-1955).

Nottinghamshire baptisms

Over 5000 records have been added to our collection of Nottinghamshire baptisms. The records cover the years between 1538 and 1980, and the total collection now includes over 852,000 records.

Records can include the child’s name, religious denomination, church, baptism date, residence, parent’s names and father’s occupation.

Nottinghamshire burials

Over 14,000 burial records have been added to our collection of Nottinghamshire parish records, bringing the total Nottinghamshire burials to over 254,000 records.

The amount of information in each record varies, though many will include a combination of the deceased’s name, religious denomination, age at death, burial date, burial place, and any additional notes.                       

Northern Territory Birth Index 1870-1918

The Northern Territory Birth Index 1870-1918 comprises approximately 1,780 entries from an index of births registered in the Northern Territory, Australia, between 1870 and 1918.

Each record includes a transcript listing the child’s name, date of birth, parent’s names and registration details, and many include additional details.

Northern Territory Marriage Index 1870-1913

The Northern Territory Marriage Index 1870-1913 records comprise approximately 710 entries from an index of marriages registered in the Northern Territory, Australia, between 1870 and 1913.

Each record includes a transcript of the original source material. The amount of information listed varies, but most records will include the couple’s full names, their year of marriage, place of marriage and registration details.

Northern Territory Death Index 1870-1913

The Northern Territory Death Index 1870-1913 records comprise approximately 3,200 entries from an index of deaths registered in the Northern Territory, Australia, between 1870 and 1913.

Each record includes a transcript that lists the deceased’s name, date of birth, date of death, residence, registration details and place of death. The level of detail listed regarding the place of death varies. Some only specify the region, while others record particular camps, hospitals and even telegraph stations.