[Posted on behalf of Teresa Doherty, Royal College of Nursing]
You may have seen some press releases / twitter / facebook information about our launch yesterday with Ancestry for Nursing records.
“Three major new collections of nursing records could show you whether your relatives helped save lives. With over 70 years of information available, you can now search for ancestors who were nurses between 1891 and 1968.
With names, addresses and enrolment dates from nurses registered with the Royal College of Nursing you can easily follow new branches of your family tree.
And there is more to discover from the Wellcome Library collection. If your relative was registered with the Queen’s Nursing Institute you could open up valuable new lines of enquiry, including the place where your ancestor was educated.”
There’s a nice article here: http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/news/over-16-million-nursing-records-hit-web and a blog post from our Chief Executive here: http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2016/08/11/history-of-nursing-captured-in-new-nursing-registers/
Our website has a really good set of guides available to support users https://www.rcn.org.uk/library/services/family-history
Please follow us on twitter @RCNLibraries and help advertise this amazing resource