20 May 2011

Trades Union records in Britain for the genealogist

The most recent Toronto Family History Centre Bulletin has an item on trades union resources at the University of Warwick, Modern Records Centre, including a collection of UK trade union, employers' and trade association archives. They have genealogical guides for: Blacksmiths, Forge & Smithy Workers; Boilermakers; BookbindersBricklayers; Brushmakers; Bus & Cab WorkersCarpentersCarversCompositorsDecorators; Gilders; IronfoundersJoiners;  Lithographic WorkersMinersPainters; Papermakers; Picture-frame MakersPlasterers; Printing Workers; QuarrymenRailwaymenSeamen; Shipwrights & ShipbuildersSteam Engine Makers; Stonemasons; TelegraphistsTramway Workers; Typefounders; Woodworkers.

There is also a 20,000 entry index to obituaries for Stonemasons and Quarrymen from all over England, and some further afield, at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/subject_guides/family_history/stone/ with nearly .

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