Asylum records

Blog
15 February 2017

As Warwick Davis discovered, sadly it’s not uncommon to find an ancestor who was admitted to a mental health institution. Learn more with our handy record roundup

News
04 June 2015

Over 11,000 records of people admitted to mental hospitals in Surrey during the 19th century have been made available to explore online at Ancestry

Blog
19 March 2015

The release of Bethlem Hospital's staff and patient records will open up new avenues of research for family historians, says Sarah Williams

News
19 March 2015

Findmypast's latest record release includes details of patients and staff at Bethlem Royal Hospital, spanning nearly 250 years

News
04 December 2014

The National Library of Ireland has confirmed it will be scanning its entire collection of microfilmed Catholic parish registers, with the images available to download for free by summer 2015.

News
23 October 2014

The Wellcome Library in London has teamed up with a number of archives across the UK to digitise records of psychiatric hospitals dating back to the 18th century

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