New Catholic family history resource

The Catholic Children's Society (Westminster) working with the Catholic Archives Society has just published a leaflet to provide guidance for archivists involved with family history research.

Family history research can sometimes involve highly sensitive issues relating to confidentiality. Where relatives were formerly in the care of poor law guardians or voluntary agencies like the Catholic Children's Society Westminster, or legally adopted, there are statutory guidelines covering this research.

Carol Roper, Adoption and After Care Manager of the Catholic Children's Society (Westminster), has in conjunction with the Catholic Archives Society, produced a leaflet which outlines the services and resources available and the remit of researchers.

The leaflet is tenth in a series of advice leaflets produced by the Catholic Archives Society and is available on their website at:

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