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Basford Union Workhouse 1911

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MWest    0
Hello from California ! I am writing to see if you can help in our search for more information in our family geneology.
My husband’s great grandmother was Elizabeth Emma Smith. In the census of April 8 1911 she was 24 years old and single, working as a domestic housemaid and living in the Basford Union Workhouse with her 2 year old daughter May Smith and a newborn ( <2 mos) daughter Frances Smith. Both children are noted to have been born in Basford, Notts. Frances died in October 1911. May was my husband’s grandmother.
 
We are curious as to whether we might be able to access records of where Elizabeth Emma was employed during that time. Also, are there any documents of the births of the children that might make note of the identity of their father? Finally, interested to read about conditions at the workhouse and possibly view photos from that time.
Thanks so very much for any help you can offer. This is a very interesting site !
M Westley

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carni    7,325

MWest, Welcome to NS, and good luck with your research.  Your right, it is a very interesting site. The information that has been found  on here for me personally has been so helpful in building my family tree with information as to areas my ancestors had lived in and around the Nottingham area. Happy Hunting. :)

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Cliff Ton    5,649

Welcome to Nottstalgia MWest.

 

If you haven't already discovered this, there are two places you could contact to possibly find information on your subject -

 

Nottinghamshire Archives   http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/culture-leisure/archives

 

Central Library Locals Studies   https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/libraries/local-studies-and-family-history/local-studies-resources/

 

And also take a look at this old thread from Nottstalgia; it has references to the Workhouse and Oxford Street.   

https://nottstalgia.com/forums/topic/15186-workhouse-inmates/?

 

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