In general, overseers' records are only available at county record
offices. I believe that the few records which were at the National
Library have now been transferred to the appropriate county. I have
come across a parish where the records had been filmed by the LDS,
but that was in central London, and I'm not aware of any Welsh
records which have been filmed. Some day perhaps!
In my experience overseers' accounts and vestry books can be hard to
locate, because they are often classified by the collection in which
they were deposited, which might be civil parish or poor law records,
or estate papers. Sometimes overseers' records are found in parishes
registers. You could try searching Archive Network Wales for the
parish(es) you are interested in. Survival of these records is not
great, but better for the period after 1780 than before.
At 21:10 27/02/2013, Lynne Ingalls wrote:
Hello List -
Does anyone have access to the records of Overseers of the Poor or
are they only available at the Record Office?
Lynne in Tucson
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