27 October 2012

TNA Podcast: Keeping it in the family: professional dynasties in 19th century England

This podcast of a presentation given on October 4, 2012 by Michael Moss, University of Glasgow; Laurence Brockliss and Simon Dixon of the University of Oxford looks at the professions from the mid-19th century. The professions include lawyers, doctors, religious ministers and teachers, as well as newer service providers such as accountants, bankers and civil engineers.

Using sources familiar to genealogists the pilot project finds they tended to form a caste within the middle class, separate from merchants and entrepreneurs, with children tending to stay in the profession and marry within that circle. The project is being expanded to examine a wider range of locations using techniques pioneered by the Tasmanian Founders and Survivors initiative.


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