27 January 2016

Old Age Pensions (Wednesday's Webpage for Genealogy)

This week's featured Web page is Old Age Pensions and Genealogy. It leads to pages with names of over 9,200 applicants, most of whom were born before the 1850s in either the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia or western Europe (especially Germany and Scandinavia), plus a few from other countries.

If an application was rejected, the reasons can be illuminating.

Examples of reasons for rejection

Before you search the names, read the explanation of eligibility criteria and the sources that were indexed.

This post is number 2 in my Wednesday's Webpage series. Each week I will focus on one page that either describes genealogy sources or research strategies, or lists names from indexes to original records in Archives or elsewhere.

(This post first appeared on http://genie-leftovers.blogspot.com/2016/01/old-age-pensions-wednesdays-webpage-for.html.)


  1. What a great idea for a meme! Wednesday's web page. I like it. This is a new to me web page.

    1. Welcome to Genealogy Leftovers, Alex! I'm glad you like the 'Wednesday's Webpage' idea. I'm also doing a 'Saturday's Source' series on my Facebook page. Anyone can read it without joining Facebook (just hit the 'Esc' key to close the pop-up window).


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