Who Do You Think You Are?

SECRETS OF THE ASYLUMS

One of the most poignant discoveries we can make in our family history is an ancestor who spent time in an asylum. Our understanding of mental illness and how to treat it has changed over the centuries, and for many asylum inmates, the only remnant of their lives is in forgotten records.

The casebooks reveal a great deal about the patients’ lives

The county of Staffordshire

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