RQG member Sylvia Valentine is talking at RoosTech London on using workhouse records in your research. We asked her about how she became interested in this topic:
“I became interested in workhouse records when studying for my degree and became fascinated by the amazing stories which can be discovered in then various records created by the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834.”
Sylvia has been researching her family tree for over 40 years, researching in both Scotland and England. She tutors Family History courses for the University of Dundee.
She is now a PhD candidate and is researching Opposition to Compulsory Vaccination in Scotland 1864 – 1919.