Resources to help find registered nurses
From August 2016 the RCN is making key nursing registers available via Ancestry.com. Ancestry is a genealogy website that provides access to a wide range of resources on a subscription basis.
The RCN now offers a searching service. If you would like us to search for a nurse then please complete this Family Search Service form after reading the terms and conditions.
Each of the guides below has information on nurses leagues and registers, midwifery, training and employment records and recommended reading. The Library and Archive Service holds the books listed in the guides, but most of the supporting information is available on the internet or in local libraries. If you need further support or advice in using these guides please email Family history.
Please note that these guides are still a work in progress and may contain some errors. Please do keep checking back as they are being continuously updated.
The RCN is a professional body and has also been a registered trade union since 1976. State registered nurses and midwives are eligible to become members, as are other healthcare practitioners and those studying to become nurses or midwives.
For more recent membership queries please contact RCN Direct on 0345 772 6100.