How to look for records of... Workhouse inmates and staff
How can I view the records covered in this guide?
This is a brief guide to help you find records of a workhouse inmate or member of staff.
What do I need to know before I start?
Local archives are the best source of information on workhouses. Workhouse records at The National Archives usually relate to the general business of the workhouses rather than individual inmates or members of staff. Not all records survive, but where they do you may find admission and discharge books or registers; creed registers, registers of births, baptisms and deaths, details of staff appointments and general correspondence.
Few workhouse records are available online, but the following resources may be useful.