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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Interpreting School Admission Registers

 Following on from our last post about our School Admission Records in our Library Holdings we put together some notes on the use of the records.

Do you know how to milk every last bit of information from that school record you have just found?

 Here is how to interpret the information in the columns. Over the years there were different requirements in the information given. At first the information was given orally and later there was a form to fill in. When the child left the school to go to another school a transfer form with the information was filled out.

The admission register does not always follow the following format as the columns may come in a different order. The very early books do not show the name of the parent or a very detailed address. 

1919 Register

1877 Register 

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