Apr 9, 2009

London Historical Records 1500's-1900's

London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1834-1906
London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1834-1934
London, England, Poor Law Records, 1840-1938

These new historical records detail the rich history of London and its inhabitants over 400 years. It is estimated that seven in ten Australians will have an ancestor in the London Historical Records, 1500's-1900's, due to London's status as the the city at the centre of the British Empire for centuries. Starting with records from London's infamous Victorian workhouses memorably depicted by Charles Dickens in Oliver Twist, these databases include more than 77 million records, providing insight into the colourful history of one of the world's greatest cities. A number of modern day celebrities can also find ancestors within the collection including David Beckham, J.K. Rowling and Britney Spears. These records may be accessed through the database Ancestry available at Moonee Valley Libraries (for use in Library only).

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