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BOOKS ON OCCUPATIONS
   
  My Ancestors Series
  This long running and expanding series published by the Society of Genealogists provide comprehensive and thorough guides to tracing ancestors who were engaged in specific occupations. The authors are invariably experts in their particular fields and write with well informed authority.
   
  My Ancestor was an Agricultural Labourer - £7.50
  My Ancestor was an Anglican Clergyman - £6.50
  My Ancestor Was a Coalminer - £8.50
  My Ancestor was a Lawyer - £10.50
  My Ancestors were Manorial Tenants - £5.95
  My Ancestor was a Merchant Seaman - £8.50
  My ancestor was a Policeman - £5.50
  My Ancestors were Thames Watermen - £5.95
  My Ancestor worked in the Theatre - £5.95
   
  Purchase online at the Society of Genealogists Online Shop
   
   
   
   
  Was your Grandfather a Railwayman?
 

This handy guide provides a comprehensive listing of railway company records and documents. It details what information they contain and where they can be found.

  Author Tom Richards
  Published 2002
   
  Purchase online at the National Archives Bookshop (for £5.56) or at the Institute of Heraldry & Genealogical Studies Online Shop (for £6.95)
   
   
   
 
  Tracing your Railway Ancestors (paperback)
  This guide provides comprehensive information on the wide variety of records that are available for researching ancestors associated with railways. These include staff records and registers, publications, census returns, biographies and all the rest of the extensive literature devoted to the railway industry. In describes in detail the rapid growth, maturity and long decline of the railways from the earliest days in the late-eighteenth century to privatisation in the 1990s. In the process it comprehensively covers the issues that family historians will need to understand in order to pursue their research.
  Author Di Drummond
  Published 2010
   
  Purchase online direct from the publishers at Pen & Sword (for £11.99)
   
   
   
 
  Tracing your Police Ancestors (paperback)
  This guide explains and describes the various archives and records for family historians researching ancestors who worked in police forces. It very helpfully provides case studies illustrating how an individual officer's career may be traced and understood from this research. The book comprehensively covers the range of secondary sources open to the family historian, many of which offer a broader account of the social history of British police forces.
  Author Stephen Ward
  Published 2009
   
  Purchase online direct from the publishers at Pen & Sword (for £12.99)
   
   
   
 
  Tracing your Shipbuilding Ancestors (paperback)
   
  Author Antony Burton
  Published 2010
  At its peak, the shipbuilding industry employed tens of thousands of workers, so a large proportion of the population today has some connection with it. The industry was also widespread so that all around the coast of Britain you will never be far from a former shipbuilding centre. This practical handbook is a valuable guide for family historians researching their shipbuilding ancestors. It comprehensively covers the variety of national and local records that are available for genealogical research.
   
  Purchase online direct from the publishers at Pen & Sword (for £10.39)
   
   
   
   
  Researching Brewery and Publican Ancestors
  Provides details on records relating to the publican trade and where you can find them. It includes a glossary of terms, a short bibliography and list of web sites
  Author Simon Fowler
  Published 2003
   
  Purchase online at the Institute of Heraldry & Genealogical Studies Online Shop (for £3.95)
   
   
   
 
  Tracing your Textile Ancestors (paperback)
  This guide provides a graphic insight into the extraordinary growth of the industry in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It comprehensively covers the issues family historians tracing ancestors who worked in the textile trade will need to understand in order to pursue their research. It fully identifies the wide variety of national and local records that are available for genealogical research - from census returns through to company records and registers plus numerous other sources.
  Author Vivien Teasdale
  Published 2009
   
  Purchase online direct from the publishers at Pen & Sword (for £12:99)
   
   
   
   
  Records of the Medical Profession
  This useful guide covers the period 1512 through to 1900. It describes the records of the medical professions, their patients and the places in which they worked.
  Authors Susan Bourne and Andrew Chicken
  Published 1994
   
  Purchase online at the Institute of Heraldry & Genealogical Studies Online Shop (for £3.00)
   
   
   
 
This page last updated: 14 January 2010