Tracing Your Railway Ancestors

Tracing Your Railway Ancestors

Your railway ancestor's career details will only be recorded in the archive of the company he worked for. However, while the census enumerators often only recorded the fact that someone was a 'railway worker', or their particular ...

Author: Di Drummond

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781844686704

Category: Reference

Page: 276

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Di Drummond's concise and informative guide to Britain's railways will be absorbing reading for anyone who wants to learn about the history of the industry and for family history researchers who want to find out about the careers of their railway ancestors. In a clear and accessible way she guides readers through the social, technical and economic aspects of the story. She describes in vivid detail the rapid growth, maturity and long decline of the railways from the earliest days in the late-eighteenth century to privatization in the 1990s. In the process she covers the themes and issues that family historians, local historians and railway enthusiasts will need to understand in order to pursue their research. A sequence of short, fact-filled chapters gives an all-round view of the development of the railwaysIn addition to tracing the birth and growth of the original railway companies, she portrays the types of work that railwaymen did and pays particular attention to the railway world in which they spent their working lives. The tasks they undertook, the special skills they had to learn, the conditions they worked in, the organization and hierarchy of the railway companies, and the make-up of railway unions - all these elements in the history of the railways are covered. She also introduces the reader to the variety of records that are available for genealogical research - staff records and registers, publications, census returns, biographies and autobiographies, and the rest of the extensive literature devoted to the railway industry.
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Tracing Your British Indian Ancestors

Tracing Your British Indian Ancestors

Calcutta and South-East Railway Company Staff appointments made from UK 1856–66 in L/AG/46/4/13. ... Other Sources for Tracing Railway Ancestors Within India itself there are records of the Railway Board (1905–47) held at NAI.

Author: Emma Jolly

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781781597552

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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Tracing Your British Indian Ancestors gives a fascinating insight into the history of the subcontinent under British rule and into the lives the British led there. It also introduces the reader to the range of historical records that can be consulted in order to throw light on the experience of individuals who were connected to India over the centuries of British involvement in the country.Emma Jolly looks at every aspect of British Indian history and at all the relevant resources. She explains the information held in the British Library India Office Records and The National Archives. She also covers the records of the armed forces, the civil service and the railways, as well as religious and probate records, and other sources available for researchers. At the same time, she provides a concise and vivid social history of the British in India: from the early days of the East India Company, through the Mutiny and the imposition of direct British rule in the mid-nineteenth century, to the independence movement and the last days of the Raj. Her book will help family historians put their research into an historical perspective, giving them a better understanding of the part their ancestors played in India in the past.
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Railway Ancestors

Railway Ancestors

RAIL 1172/266 London , Midland and Scottish Railway Company A. Goodlad and J.H. Davies 1 . The National Union of Railwaymen requested the Court's ruling upon the grading of A. Goodlad and J.H. Davies , electricians in the employ of the ...

Author: David T. Hawkings

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: UVA:X002679878

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 509

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This is a penetrating analysis of the presentation of military conflict on television and its relationship with the military and political heirarchies, including the Korean War, Suez, Vietnam, Northern Ireland, the Falklands and Gulf conflicts, and Bosnia. Both authors have occupied positions close to the seats of military and political power: Field Marshal Sir John Stanier was previously in charge of public relations for the British Army, while Miles Hudson was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Sir Alec Douglas Home and Press Secretary to Ted Heath.
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Tracing Your Canal Ancestors

Tracing Your Canal Ancestors

Several books have been published on researching your railway ancestors which may help you track down canal staff employed by railway firms, including David T. Hawkings' Railway Ancestors (History Press, 2008) and Di Drummond's Tracing ...

Author: Sue Wilkes

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781844686988

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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Britains industrial revolution depended on canals for the cheap movement of materials and goods until the coming of the railways. Canal companies struggled to compete and went into a long decline, but much of the canal network is still with us today, and interest in the history and heritage of canals - and those who worked on them - is strong. That is why Sue Wilkess well researched and highly readable handbook on the subject is so valuable.She concentrates on the people who lived and worked on the waterways the canal boatmen, their families and their way of life - and those who depended on the canal trade for a living the lock-keepers, toll collectors, and canal company clerks. She provides a thorough, practical guide to the sources the archives, books, websites, societies available for researchers if they are studying our inland waterways, or trying to find out about an ancestor who worked on the canals or was connected with them.Her book is essential reading for anyone interested in this aspect of the industrial past.
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Tracing Your West Country Ancestors

Tracing Your West Country Ancestors

4.2.5 Digging deeper Once the railways had been built, they needed locomotives and rolling stock, and workers to ... There is also a Railway Ancestors Family History Society (www.railwayancestors.org.uk), which publishes magazines, ...

Author: Kirsty Gray

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781783376612

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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This book is an essential handbook for those researching their ancestry in the counties of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset and the city of Bristol. It begins with an introduction to the identity of The West Country, its geography and history over the centuries. It then guides family historians through the wealth of historical records available both online and in archives and libraries in order to add the flesh to the bones of the names of ancestors on their family trees.West Country expert Kirsty Gray highlights fascinating details that can be uncovered about the places where our ancestors lived, their occupations and the distinctive features, identity and character of the West Country itself. She provides case studies of some notable individuals from the counties as well as records of those individuals who never hit the headlines.This practical and informative guide is a must have for readers wishing to find out more about all aspects of life in this area of England.
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Tracing Your Black Country Ancestors

Tracing Your Black Country Ancestors

Di Drummond's Tracing Your Railway Ancestors (2010) contains a wealth of information. The Railway Ancestors Family History Society has a useful website at: www.railwayancestors.org.uk, and has a wide range of CD-ROMs for sale featuring ...

Author: Michael Pearson

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781526712943

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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The Black Country in the West Midlands is an important site for family historians. Many researchers, seeking to trace their ancestry back through the generations, will find their trail leads through it. And yet, despite the burgeoning interest in genealogy and the importance of the region in so many life stories, no previous book has provided a guide to the Black Country's history and to the documents and records that family historians can use in their research. In this accessible and informative introduction to the subject, Michael Pearson looks at the history and heritage of the region and gives a graphic insight into the world in which our ancestors lived. He concentrates on the role the Black Country played during the industrial revolution when the development of mining, industry and transport transformed the economic and social life of the area. This was a period when living and working conditions were poor, families were large, children worked from an early age, often in the mines, and life expectancy was less than 20. And it was the era in which the Black Country took on the distinctive identity by which it is known today. As well as retelling the fascinating story of the development of the Black Country, the author introduces the reader to the variety of records that are available for genealogical research, from legal and ecclesiastical archives, birth and death certificates to the records of local government, employers, institutions, clubs, societies and schools.
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Tracing Your East End Ancestors

Tracing Your East End Ancestors

Records of porters, engine drivers, station masters, engineers and the rest may be found at TNA, which has some records of railway companies before nationalisation (code RAIL). The East End companies were the London & Blackwall Cable ...

Author: Jane Cox

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781844686926

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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East Enders are a very special breed and tracing your East End ancestry is going to be tremendous fun. Everyone has got some East End ancestors - and if they havent they invent them, rollicking chaps, larky and resourceful, talking a funny language to keep them guessing, eating at eel and pie shops, shouting out their wares in clattering, colorful markets. Their wives and masters ( er in doors) are brazen lassies, smart as paint, tough as their men folk, presiding over an undoubted matriarchal society where Mum rules OK? The good tales are of bright little kids, unshod and streetwise, rising above their origins and making a mint. The bad ones are of indescribable horror - children dying in diseased heaps, infant sex for sale and gangs of armed bandits terrorizing the neighborhood.As author Jane Cox writes in the preface, the East End of our great grandparents days was another world, and her fascinating and accessible guide to East End ancestry will help you find out about it. She takes readers through the maze of courts and alleys that was the home of their ancestors, bringing to life that vibrant, polyglot society, and describing the many sources researchers can consult archives, records, books, the internet in order to discover the lives of individuals who lived in the area or passed through it.
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Tracing Your Lancashire Ancestors

Tracing Your Lancashire Ancestors

Several books have been published on researching your railway ancestors, most notably David T. Hawkings, Railway Ancestors (History Press, 2008), Di Drummond, Tracing Your Railway Ancestors (Pen & Sword, 2010) and Frank Hardy, ...

Author: Sue Wilkes

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781848847446

Category: Reference

Page: 210

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"Sue Wilkes’s accessible and informative handbook outlines Lancashire’s history and describes the origins of its major industries - cotton, coal, transport, engineering, shipbuilding and others. She looks at the stories of important Lancashire families such as the Stanleys, Molyneuxs and Egertons, and famous entrepreneurs such as Richard Arkwright, in order to illustrate aspects of Lancashire life and to show how the many sources available for family and local history research can be used. Relevant documents, specialist archives and libraries, background reading and other sources are recommended throughout this practical book. Also included is a directory of Lancashire archives, libraries and academic repositories, as well as databases of family history societies, useful genealogy websites, and places to visit which bring Lancashire’s past to life"--Book jacket.
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Tracing Your Manchester Salford Ancestors

Tracing Your Manchester   Salford Ancestors

41, Manchester and South Lancashire (Wadenhoe, 2003); M.D. Greville, Chronology of the Railways of Manchester (Railway and Canal ... For family history help, see David T. Hawkings, Railway Ancestors (History Press, 2008); Di Drummond, ...

Author: Sue Wilkes

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781473856424

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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For readers with family ties to Manchester and Salford, and researchers delving into the rich history of these cities, this informative, accessible guide will be essential reading and a fascinating source of reference.Sue Wilkes outlines the social and family history of the region in a series of concise chapters. She discusses the origins of its religious and civic institutions, transport systems and major industries. Important local firms and families are used to illustrate aspects of local heritage, and each section directs the reader towards appropriate resources for their research.No previous knowledge of genealogy is assumed and in-depth reading on particular topics is recommended. The focus is on records relating to Manchester and Salford, including current districts and townships, and sources for religious and ethnic minorities are covered. A directory of the relevant archives, libraries, academic repositories, databases, societies, websites and places to visit, is a key feature of this practical book.
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Ancestry magazine

Ancestry magazine

Railway Ancestors: A Guide to the Staff Records of the Railway Companies of England and Wales 1822-1947 By David T. Hawkings. Published by Alan Sutton Publishing, Ltd. in association with the Public Record Office, Kew, Richmond, ...

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Ancestry magazine focuses on genealogy for today’s family historian, with tips for using Ancestry.com, advice from family history experts, and success stories from genealogists across the globe. Regular features include “Found!” by Megan Smolenyak, reader-submitted heritage recipes, Howard Wolinsky’s tech-driven “NextGen,” feature articles, a timeline, how-to tips for Family Tree Maker, and insider insight to new tools and records at Ancestry.com. Ancestry magazine is published 6 times yearly by Ancestry Inc., parent company of Ancestry.com.
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