If you've ever come across an ancestor who spent time in a workhouse, this is a great place for finding out just what such institutions could be like. This site provides a highly detailed history of workhouses, the Poor Law and so on, and offers detailed links.


This international website was launched in 1996 to 'provide genealogists with a worldwide resource to localised information.' According to the site's blurb, it's now listing every country's key site resources, accessible via a world map on its home page.

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