A Guide to the Staff Records of the Railway Companies of England and Wales, 1822-1947 2nd
By (author) David T. Hawkings
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Railway Ancestors by David T. Hawkings
Book DescriptionAlmost every family tree will have in one of its branches a railway employee. Railway Ancestors is a comprehensive and illustrated guide which opens up to genealogists and railway enthusiasts the vast range of unique information stored in the documentary archives of the railway companies of England and Wales. It describes in detail the sources available for the researcher and how to gain access to them, giving examples of the many different types of records, and includes (among extensive appendices) the a complete alphabetical listing of all the known railway companies which existed in England and Wales prior to nationalisation - almost a thousand in total - with their dates of opening in each county, and the location of their staff records. 'invaluable to family and railway historians..' Reviewed in Heritage Railway Magazine, 18th Feb '10.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750950589
(248mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David T. Hawkings
Bound for Australia, Paperback (August 2012)
Completely revised and expanded to include new research, Bound for Australia is the essential guide to the records kept in Britain of those who were sent there as punishment or who went to start a new life.
Pauper Ancestors, Hardback (January 2011)
In 1834, with the creation of the Poor Law Commission, the whole of England and Wales was formed into Unions of parishes, and each Union built its own workhouse. Being part of the government bureaucracy, detailed records were kept of everything. The author explains how these records can be used to discover details of your ancestry.
Criminal Ancestors, Paperback (November 2008)» View all books by David T. Hawkings
When a genealogist discovers a criminal way back in the family tree, he or she needs to know how to trace that person. This book offers practical guidelines for researching these criminal ancestors, many of whom were 'obliged' to steal for mere survival and suffered imprisonment for the most trivial offenses. It is suitable for social historian.
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Author Biography - David T. Hawkings
David Hawkings is alecturer on family history and the author of "Criminal Ancestors: a Guide to Historical Criminal Records in England and Wales.""
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