Nursing Registers Now Online

Three major collections of nursing registers and application forms, held by the Royal College of Nursing and the Wellcome Library, can now be accessed online via Ancestry.

The records span 1891 - 1968 and can provide wonderful detail about your nursing ancestors' employment and education. "Typically, professional registers are predominately male", explains Janet Davies, Royal College of Nursing Chief Executive and General Secretary, "but at 1.6 million records, this is one of the largest collections of mostly female records."

This year marks the centenary of the Royal College of Nursing. You can find some very helpful family history guides on its website​.

Ancestry is free to access to all Glasgow libraries.
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