British Origins’ first new collection of 2009 is Poor Law records for the City of London. British Origins says, “Poor Law records are among the most valuable of all sources for genealogists, yet underused. They can contain a mass of biographical detail unavailable anywhere else.”
British Origins is initially making available a series of Poor Law records for the City of London. The first part of this series, transcribed by Cliff Webb, covers the parish of St Botolph Aldgate, a large but poor parish with a highly transient population. The index to these records contains nearly 12,000 names. British Origins says it will be regularly adding to this collection.