This difficult period of after 1901. Hints for those who were adopted and seeking birth parents with little or no family information. Finding about background without access to censuses etc. Useful WW1 sources...
Tracing records of skilled workers, apprentices, London
Livery Companies, finding references in court records,
church wardens accounts, photos. Extensive
bibliography of printed and MSS lists, business histories
History of Education, charities, ragged schools,
monitorial system, National & British Schools, the various
acts improving the chances of the poor and the records
through the ages. Admission and log books...
In parish registers, Bastardy Bonds, other parish chest
papers. Checking family traditions; official/unofficial
attitudes, the Victorian problem. Inheritance rights.
Tracing fathers and natural parents for adoptees....
Tithingmen, hundred courts, parish constables, Amateur
justices of the peace, Quarter sessions, Charlies, Bow
street runners. The metropolitan police, borough and
county forces, village bobby, neighbourhood watch....
Tracing the transfer of copyhold land; court leet and
baron; the Homage, customs of the Manor, fines, heriots,
coping with Latin. Examples of documents and glossary
of terms. An underused source made simpler to use....
Mainly England & Wales, few Scots, Irish,
colonies)Information in indexes & wills, making abstracts.
Intestacy, Administrations, Married Womans Property
Act, Death Duty registers. Location of Index copies and
Origins and development from 1538, Commonwealth,
Hardwicke Marriage act, Rose Act Registers, dissenters,
location, Bishops Transcripts, Marriage Licence, modern
transcriptions, parish fees, alternative access...
Not just criminals but the whole fabric of life, including
poor relief, bastardy, planning matters, trading standards,
public nuisances, neighbours, apprentices, licensing,
military pensions, local taxation. Church attendance.
Quarter, Petty Sessions and Assizes....