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LINKS - Occupations
« on: Sunday 10 May 09 13:55 BST (UK) »
Some links for web-sites about Occupations .

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Occupational descriptions (old occuptions)
http://rmhh.co.uk/occup/
and
http://genealogy.about.com/library/glossary/bl_occupations.htm
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The world of work has changed greatly from the times of our ancestors, causing many occupational names and terms to fall into disuse. If you found your ancestor named as a ripper, seinter, hosteler, sperviter, dobber, or pettifogger, would you know what it meant? Probably not. Yet, the work that our ancestors chose for their living is an important part of who they were. Learning about the occupations of our ancestors can provide insight into their daily lives, social status, and possibly even the origin of your family surname.
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This free glossary of old occupations explains the function of hundreds of old occupations, trades, and job titles.


The Bottle Dump
http://www.thebottledump.co.uk
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The Bottle Dump web site is for the collector, and digger, of antique bottles and jars. As you can see, the Bottle Dump is split into several sections, each one covering a different bottle or container type.
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Bottle Bill has created a wounderfull site if your research concerns the bottling industry, be it Ginger Beer, Minerals or Stout  :P

A lot of manufacturers were small scale, but still labelled their bottles even if the address was a terraced house.


Camera Workers
The British Columbia, Alaska & Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950
http://www.members.shaw.ca/bchistorian/cw1858-1950.html
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This Web site contains a revised version of volume 1 of Camera Workers, first published in 1985, which documents photographers active prior to 1901, and volume 2, which covers professional photographers, selected amateur photographers, and cinematographers from 1901 to 1950. The geographic coverage for volume 1 includes not just what now forms the Province of British Columbia, Canada, but also Alaska Territory and Yukon Territory, both areas through which photographers frequently travelled through BC to reach. The principal period of time for the latter two areas, however, is the Klondike Gold Rush.

The Sugar Industry, Sugar Bakers
http://www.mawer.clara.net/intro.html
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Database of individuals involved in the English sugar industry 16th to early 20th century: names, origins, company, address, and reference to sources. Invaluable. A brilliant source if you know or suspect your ancestors had some connection with the sugar refining industry.
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... especially useful, if your ancestors came over from Germany to work in the english sugar refining industry !
Could also provide useful hints if your ancestors were Sugar-Bakers and Konditors ...

Brewery History Society.  www.breweryhistory.co.uk

Brickmakers Website
http://cufley.co.uk/brkindx.htm

Brushmakers Society Website www.brushmakers.com
 
Civil Servants Appointments Index http://www.history.ac.uk/publications/office
 
Clergymen of the Church of England Database.
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/humanities/cch/cce/ 
 
The Institute of Electrical Engineers
http://archiveshub.ac.uk/archivists

The Historical Diving Society Website
www.thehds.com

Life Saving Awards Research Society (LSARS)
http://www.lsars.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk

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They have an online index to those awarded medals for saving someone's life. Unfortunatly you have to look through every year yourself, as there is no search facility. However, excellent resource for One-Namers.

Millers and Millwrights Archive

www.millarchive.com

The Coalmining History Resource Centre
www.cmhrc.co.uk
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Welcome to the UK's largest and most comprehensive website concerning the history of coalmining - including a searchable database of over 164,000 recorded accidents and deaths...
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New search site for mining history, including pit disasters and details of miners killed or injured

African American Coal Miner Database
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~blackcoalminers/mineraam.html
 
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Re: LINKS - Occupations
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 21 May 09 18:30 BST (UK) »
Papermakers Index 
http://www.baph.org.uk/general%20reference/papermakers%20index.htm 


Index of Photographers Indexed to c1950
http://www.users.waitrose.com/~rodliffe


The Piano Archive www.uk-piano.org/piano-gen


The Publicans Index
http://www.pubsindex.net 

Pub History Society
http://www.pubhistorysociety.co.uk


http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~stonemen
Stonemason information Links


Spinning the Web

www.spinningtheweb.org.uk/
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Spinning the Web brings together for the first time a unique collection of some 20,000 items from the libraries, museums and archives of North West England which tell the story of the Lancashire Cotton Industry.



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Re: LINKS - Occupations
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 07 November 10 10:45 GMT (UK) »
Railways and Railway Workers

The National Archives
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Looking for records of a railway worker
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/looking-for-person/railwayworker.htm?WT.lp=rg-3149

The National Railway museum at York
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Family history
How to trace your railway ancestors
http://www.nrm.org.uk/NRM/ResearchAndArchive/FamilyHistory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Railway_Museum

Both sites recommend that you try to find out

- the name of the railway company
- date of birth, death, or time of employment
- place of residence or employment
- type of work undertaken

Darlington Railway Musuem
http://www.darlington.gov.uk/Culture/headofsteam/welcome.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darlington_Railway_Centre_and_Museu

The Darlington Railway Museum were also very helpfull when I wanted to find information about a NER employee.

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Re: LINKS - Occupations
« Reply #3 on: Friday 02 March 12 13:54 GMT (UK) »
British coastguards 1841-1901
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/Coastguards/

Important Note: The records of seamen who joined the Royal Navy between 1853 and 1923 are now online at the National Archives website at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/royal-navy-service.asp. Coastguards are included in these records, and the initial search is free, but there is a charge for the downloading of an image of the record itself.
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Re: LINKS - Occupations
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 01 September 12 15:48 BST (UK) »
Dictionary of Old Occupations- alphabetical listing with hundreds of useful occupation descriptions.
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