Occupational Sources for Genealogists


Were your English ancestors railwaymen or tradesmen, lawyers or tax inspectors? Or perhaps you have pipemakers or policemen amongst your forebears? It is probable that at least some members of your family are listed somewhere by the occupation they pursued, and it is well worth knowing where such information is to be found. There are many published sources of occupational information. Numerous biographical dictionaries and directories of particular trades are available Many professional bodies have published lists of their members. Some guides to archives relate to particular occupations. A number of guides to specific occupations, written specifically for genealogists, are available. Reference libraries throughout the English speaking world hold many of these works, which are listed in the second, greatly expanded, edition of this extensive guide to published works.

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