Findmypast Weekly Update

Sheffield Ancestry? If so, the 32,437 new records released this week by FMP, sourced from Sheffield City Archives and Local Studies Library, may help.

Yorkshire, Sheffield Workhouse Admissions 1700-1915

This new set consists of 29,003 transcript of the vital details taken from the workhouse and poor law records held at the Sheffield Archives. Most transcripts will include::

Birth year
Year – the year the event took place
Document title – this will indicate the type of record your ancestor’s name appeared in
Other details – this may include a physical description or details about the individual’s circumstances that brought them to the poor law union.
Document reference – the reference number will help you find the original document at the Sheffield Archives.

Yorkshire, Sheffield Crime Courts and Convicts 1737-1938

This week sees the addition of  2,185 transcriptions, Records usually include the following information:

Birth year
Event date
Document reference
Document title
Other details.

The total collection now has 208,235 entries. Other details include  the nature of the offence, such as attempted suicide, deserter, disorderly apprentice, drunk and wilful damage, footbal (225 offences), maintenance arrears, cricket (29 offences), stealing, theft, and vagrancy.

Yorkshire, Sheffield Social and Institutional Records 1558-1939
This collection is augmented with 1,259 records consisting of exam records from the Norton Free School. Find first name(s), last name, birth year, age, year and reference to an archives file.
The total in the collection is now 49,248 entries

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