31 May 2015

The Genealogist adds British Railway Worker Records

Thegenealogist.co.uk, with an Alexa rank of 119,592, trails in rank behind 2,897 for familysearch.org, 5,014 for ancestry.co.uk, and 16,498 for findmypast.co.uk. While it outranks scotlandspeople.gov.uk at 126,952 it's a site easily overlooked for British genealogy.

TheGenealogist's Nick Thorne emailed with a press release that the site now has over 62,000 British Railway Worker Records covering various years from 1905 to 1962.

"Taken from Railway Company Staff magazines these records are useful to family historians with railway employee ancestors, wanting to find important occupation related dates and add some social history to their family tree. These records include such details as staff changes, promotions, pension records, retirements and obituaries. Often additional personal information is revealed in the magazines. In some cases you can read about gifts from co-workers given when rail staff leave."

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