Have you explored Findmypast's extensive workhouse record collections?

Workhouse expert Peter Higginbotham has spent years researching his ancestors' experiences in the workhouses of Britain. He's used Findmypast's workhouse and poor law records to discover fascinating details of what life was like for the unfortunate poor of the past - and what the parishes did to help. Can you find your Irish ancestors in British workhouse records?

Read his special guest blog post to find out how to get the most out of our workhouse collections.

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