Catalogue description Registry of Friendly Societies: Trade Union Record Files: Indexes and Certificates of Registration

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Details of FS 25
Reference: FS 25
Title: Registry of Friendly Societies: Trade Union Record Files: Indexes and Certificates of Registration
Description:

This series contains indexes and numerically arranged certificates of registration of trade unions.

There are three alphabetical indexes (FS 25/2, 8 and 9) which provide an enquirer with a number of certification. This enables the enquirer to consult the certificate of registration (sequentially arranged in FS 25/3, 4 and 5) or other entries in FS 25/1, 6 and 7, which divulge contact addresses, amalgamations, and other miscellaneous information. The contemporary information in FS 25/1 is duplicated in FS 25/6, with the addition of subsequent information for the trade unions numbered 1-656.

Date: 1871-1961
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 9 volume(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Administrative / biographical background:

The Trade Unions Act 1871 provided legal protection for trade unions who registered as such; they were registered consecutively as they applied for registration.

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