Find your ancestors in Yorkshire, Sheffield, asylum & hospital admissions & subscriptions 1748-1937

Nearly 200 years of admissions and subscriptions to Sheffield hospitals and asylums between 1748 and 1937.

Each record comprises a transcription from original images.

The amount of information listed varies, but the records may include the following information about your ancestor:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Birth year
  • Event year
  • Occupation
  • Other details
  • Document reference
  • Document title
  • Category

Discover more about these records

These transcriptions are all taken from original documents held by Sheffield Archives and Local Studies and cover different types of admissions, specifically:

  • General Infirmary, list of subscribers
  • House of Help for Friendless Women and Girls, case book 1888-1906
  • South Yorkshire asylum admission register
  • Subscribers to annuities
  • Subscribers to Sheffield infirmary

The South Yorkshire asylum admission register is the single largest collection in this particular dataset, with over 17,000 admissions. Occupations and ages are given for the majority of these cases.

Each record also provides a link back to Sheffield Archives and Local Studies so that you can enquire about obtaining copies of the original images.