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Webinar Wednesday: Using the Chelsea & Kilmainham pensioner records
April 24 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$15 – $20
The Royal Hospital in Chelsea was founded in 1692 to look after wounded and disabled soldiers. While there were some resident pensioners in their red tunics, the majority were out-pensioners although the pensions were administered from the Hospital. The Royal Hospital Kilmainham was established even earlier in 1681 and has records of 20 000 men from 1771-1821 (only ~60% were born in Ireland). Soldiers were eligible for a pension after 12 years of service.
Join this webinar to find out more about the pensioner records and how you might locate your ancestor.
Presenter: Helen Smith
Helen is a speaker, researcher and author with a strong interest in medical and social history and has been researching her family history since 1986 in Australia, England, Ireland and Wales. Her science background has made her a very popular speaker on DNA and its application in family history research.