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08 July 2011

Went to the Poor Farm?

Is it possible that your ancestor spent some time at the county poor farm, almshouse, or workhouse? If so, those records may shed some light on your ancestor. And if they died at the poor farm, they might have been buried there--frequently in an unmarked grave.


  1. why does it show on Facebook? see the full story ?and when you click it - its the same as already showing on there?

  2. This was a short tip.

    The first set number of characters shows up on Facebook and when the tip is short, there won't be anything additional here. Unfortunately the way the tips are fed into the Facebook page, there's no way for it to know that all the post is showing upon Facebook.

    Most of the tips are long enough that there's more on the blog, but this one was shorter than usual.