Occupations and Professions on your family tree

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Occupations and Professions on your family tree

Post by Christopher » 19 Aug 2007, 10:34

This thread should prove helpful to people searching for members of their family via their professions or trades.
Rootsweb Guide to Tracing your Family Tree http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson13.htm
Tony Robinson, of the BBC programme "The Time Team" has some thoughts on genealogy which make interesting reading. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/5124114.stm

The Classification of Occupations in the 1881 British Census
http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk/~matthew/work/occlass.htm
Dictionary of Ancient Occupations and Trades, Ranks, Offices, and Titles
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.anc ... tions.html
The Hall Genealogy website contains details about a particular occupations. http://rmhh.co.uk/occup/b2.html
A similar site is GenDoc's Glossary of Ranks, Occupations, Professions and Trades. http://homepage.ntlworld.com/hitch/gendocs/trades.html
Another good site is the "DOT Dictionary of Occupational Titles" http://www.occupationalinfo.org/index.html
I doubt convicts qualify as an occupation but the information is at hand here.

Army 1. Army Museums Ogilby Trust http://www.armymuseums.co.uk/ancestor.htm
Army 2. Finding British Army Ancestors http://www.the-dicksons.org/army/soldier_search.htm
Army 3. Genuki British Military Records http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/BritMilRecs.html
British Transport Police http://www.btp.police.uk/History%20Soci ... ilable.htm
Clergymen http://www.british-genealogy.com/resour ... index.html
Coal miner http://www.genealinks.com/coalminers.htm
Coastguard Service http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga-hmcg_ ... ogical.htm
Coastguard Service in Ireland http://www.coastguardsofyesteryear.org
Convicts to Australia http://members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/c ... ssary.html
Customs & Excise http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mari ... =5&catStr=
Customs & Excise, Revenue Police & Coastguards http://www.movinghere.org.uk/galleries/ ... ustoms.htm
Customs and Excise. Article from Your Family Tree. http://www.yourfamilytreemag.co.uk/page ... cords_some
Divers http://www.thehds.com/divers
Doctors http://user.itl.net/~glen/doctors.html
Females ... It's not exactly an occupation but they can be hard to find. http://www.exploregenealogy.co.uk/FemaleAncestors.cfm
General Practitioners http://www.rcgp.org.uk/history_and_heri ... px#ireland
Gold miners http://library.state.ak.us/hist/parham.html
Merchant Navy ... Merseyside Maritime Museum article http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mari ... t=&catStr=
Military ... Pay Site http://www.military-genealogy.com/faq
Nurses http://www.rcn.org.uk/resources/history ... nurses.php
Military - Researching records http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/familyhist ... s_06.shtml
Photographers http://www.users.waitrose.com/~rodliffe
Postmen http://www.postalheritage.org.uk
Preparing Master - I think this was a term used in the linen trade. Possibly someone who had served his time and checked the stages of the flax preparation before it reached the spinner. If anyone with a wide experience of the linen trade reads this please comment.
Racehorse Breeders http://www.tbheritage.com/Breeders.html
Railway worker ... Pay Site ... http://www.railwayancestors.fsnet.co.uk
Railway workers (Irish Narrow Guage) http://www.trainweb.org/i3/people_b.htm
Royal Air Force http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/fami ... efault.htm
Royal Navy http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/fami ... efault.htm
Royal Navy 20th Century http://www.seayourhistory.org.uk
Salvationists http://www1.salvationarmy.org.uk/uki/ww ... enDocument
Showman, Circus and Fairground Travellers http://64.233.161.104/search?q=cache:ye ... =clnk&cd=2
Sugar Refiners & Sugarbakers http://home.clara.net/mawer/sugaraa.html Check the list for your ancestor's surname as a number of people shown came from Ireland
Teachers in England and Wales http://www.originsnetwork.com/help/popu ... achers.htm

The Links pages on The Genealogist's Internet website contains a lot of useful links http://www.spub.co.uk/tgi2/links.html
Last edited by Christopher on 06 Feb 2009, 12:24, edited 5 times in total.

Christopher

Re: Occupations and Professions on your family tree

Post by Christopher » 13 Dec 2008, 17:58

People searching for ancestors who owned ships, or were ship's masters or owners, may be interested in the 1863 to 1913 D Crew lists held by the National Archives which include the names of ships. These lists show when and where the ships were built and registered. The lists also include the type of power used on the ships and their tonnage as well as the names of the Master and Owner. In many instances Crew Lists are available as well as the voyages that were made by the ships.
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/ ... &cid=-1#-1

Christopher

Re: Occupations and Professions on your family tree

Post by Christopher » 23 Dec 2008, 19:29

The Scoop database - Fifteen years of research has gone into the Scoop site which contains over 22,000 entries. It's the most comprehensive biographical dictionary of British and Irish journalists ever compiled and an invaluable resource for anyone interested in newspaper history. http://www.scoop-database.com

Christopher

Re: Occupations and Professions on your family tree

Post by Christopher » 27 Dec 2008, 00:49

The Garda Síochána museum contains a vast amount of both archival and artefactual material, relating not only to the Garda Síochána, but also to the Irish Constabulary, The Royal Irish Constabulary, The Dublin Police, and The Dublin Metropolitian Police. http://www.esatclear.ie/~garda/museum.html

Officers and men in the Royal Irish Constabulary and Royal Ulster Constabulary - The PSNI Museum have a reference library and archive which allows visitors to find any ancestors who served in the RIC and early RUC. Academic researchers are welcome to use the musem's archive of police records from the 1840's onwards. http://www.psni.police.uk/index/police_museum.htm

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