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From: "Marie McCulloch" <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] Smallpox epidemic 1872
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 09:23:14 +1100
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I have just found Smallpox vaccination records for two of my extended family
in Ireland. One was done on 23 June 1865 and the other was 21 November 1866.

It gives full name of child the dose 6m and 5m the father's name and place
of where the vaccination was given - Templecarne and Aughnahoo.

I had presumed that it was compulsory.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike in Droitwich" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2011 4:14 AM
Subject: Re: [DEV] Smallpox epidemic 1872

Hi All

The Vaccination Act of 1871 required registrars to make a monthly return
of births and infant deaths to the vaccination officer.
They usually contain the child's name, age, parish, and date of birth &
may contain parents & address copied from the birth certificates he
issued. They may be found - where they exist - among the Poor Law Union
records and therefore in the County RO.
I have look at many in Birmingham Central Library archives department
for registration districts now in it's area.

(If you are in a County RO it's worth looking at them as it can save
money on buying certificates)

Mike Fisher in Droitwich
my family tree

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