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Offline Meems_123

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St Pancras Workhouse register (1920s) Column titles
« on: Friday 14 May 21 03:56 BST (UK) »
I'm reading records in the St Pancras Workhouse register for entries in the 1920s and the first column is called "From no"
I can't find any info on what this column means/is for. Not every person admitted has anything in this column, some have a humber and some look like a fraction.
What is this column??

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Re: St Pancras Workhouse register (1920s) Column titles
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 15 May 21 16:43 BST (UK) »
Greetings,and a warm welcome to Rootschat.

My first thought is that from no = from number.

If the column does not have consecutive numbering continued on other pages, that rules out the idea that each entry was numbered.  So perhaps those entries which are numbered relate to entries originally recorded in another register.  But without knowing what every column header was, I'm just guessing!

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Re: St Pancras Workhouse register (1920s) Column titles
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 18 May 21 00:03 BST (UK) »
Having looked back and forth through pages I can see, trying to follow the numbers. The whole numbers do indeed seem to reference a previous entry with it's own line number within the alphabetical section you are currently in.
The fractions such as 25/1 I think must mean the previous entry will be in volume 25, entry 1 in the alphabetical section your are in.
I can't prove that though as I have no way of telling what volume is what number so I can't find the place referenced to check who is entered there and prove/disprove with a name.