Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

15/11/2007

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE of NORTHERN IRELAND

Poor Law records are the archives of the Boards of Guardians which administered the Poor Law in Ireland, 1838-1948. PRONI hold extensive records for some 28 Poor Law Unions (BG) that operated in the area now covered by Northern Ireland. Each Poor Law Union was named after a chief town in the area, which usually serviced the area in a ten-mile radius, and often extended across county boundaries. As well and Workhouses, Infirmaries and Fever Hospitals where maintained by the Board. The system was financed by a rate collected under the Poor Law Valuation. for more click here

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