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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: On Line Sources for Old Occupations

    These are a few good links, which I will keep at the top of the Forum with a sticky. Feel free to add more good (non commercial) sites that you know of. http://rmhh.co.uk/occup/index.html www.onealwebsite.com/oldoccs.htm http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/Occupations.html

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 21-01-2008 10:42 PM
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  1. the welsh streets

    i have found out through the help of this site that my welsh ancestors possibly were connected with the building what was known as The Welsh Streets in liverpool around 1850 does any one know of any places i could look for information on this particular subject ?

    Started by oakwood‎, 01-11-2018 5:19 AM
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  2. Families of Solicitors, Lawyers or Proctors

    Iím trying to find a family link to the Jeremiah family who practiced Law in Madras India. There was G.G Jeremiah early 1800ís then John Jeremiah his brother? Then James Henry Conran Jeremiah.....Iíve read all their Wills/Probate this weekend on the free ĎFindmypastí website.....but Iím trying to...

    Started by blueyeshorlicks‎, 07-09-2018 3:32 PM
    secretive humphrys
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  3. Help!!!! Cordwainer?

    Hi there, i'm new to the forum so please excuse any mistakes. Me and my grandfather have been trying to smash through the brick wall we have encountered for a solid year now to no avail so i was wandering if any one could help us? We are trying to uncover the story of my fourth great...

    Started by lewissullivan‎, 09-06-2018 12:19 PM
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    brickwall, cordwainer, ireland, sullivan
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  4. inspector at colchester head post office

    Hello im trying to find out a bit more about my great grandad Arthur Wass born 1877 in colchester worked at the post office in colchester since 1923 doing different roles through his 46 years in the post office i have been past down the certifcate for the imperial service medel but not the medel...

    Started by mellybean‎, 18-01-2011 5:09 PM
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  5. Weeding Sawns

    In the 1911, Elizabeth Hockley widow 72 is shown as worker, Weeding sawns. Looking at the original, it looks like Weeding sawns with the codes: 140 Agricultural Labourers, Farm Servants - Not otherwise distinguished and 566 Other Gardeners (not Domestic) N.B. in 1881, she was a Laborers...

    Started by toggle‎, 09-04-2018 6:55 AM
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    09-04-2018, 12:36 PM Go to last post
  6. S Fielder & Co - Corset Factory

    I am trying to identify the location of a street I an old photo and the only clue I can see is a sign for S Fielder & Co Corset Factory. I have tried searching the internet but to no avail. Does anyone know where Fielder's was located?

    Started by dogaholic‎, 18-03-2018 1:59 PM
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    18-03-2018, 2:49 PM Go to last post
  7. Cecil Husk

    Here's an unusual occupation for you. A somewhat distant member of the family was a medium. Apparently he started out as a vocalist and ended up turning to mediumship when he lost his sight. It appears that he was quite popular at one time. I did search Newspapers.com for a mention, but found...

    Started by fitzgerc‎, 07-03-2018 7:10 PM
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  8. Smile Handley Page & Co. Ltd Cricklewood 1934-1936

    Hi I am interested in finding any records and or photographs of staff who worked at the Handley Page aircraft factory betwen 1934 and 1936 where my father Stanley George Goodey was employed as an Aircraft Fitter going through every phase of aeronautical engineering. He left in 1936 to take up a...

    Started by Richard Miller‎, 28-02-2012 9:03 PM
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    09-03-2018, 11:14 PM Go to last post
  9. What would a Postman be in a large house?

    I've come across someone who was a 21 year old servant on the 1871 census, with the stated occupation of Postman in a very large country house belonging to a banker. I've looked this up on old occupations, a Post Boy would be a postillion, would this be the same? Alternatively, could he have been...

    Started by JackieC‎, 10-02-2018 7:37 PM
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    11-02-2018, 2:47 PM Go to last post
  10. Unusual Occupation or Unusual Location?

    From the 1911 Census in Chorley: Hooker in Bleach Works :wink5: Peter

    Started by elsinore‎, 01-02-2018 12:25 AM
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  11. Fire Service during WWII

    My grandfather was in the Fire Service during WWII and possibly a bit before. Is there anywhere that I can get information regarding this occupation at this time? I have a nice photo of him in his uniform. He lived in the London and environs area but I don't know where he was during the war. -...

    Started by debsy‎, 08-10-2007 1:30 PM
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  12. Paviors in Manchester/Stockport early 1800s

    Hi Like lots of others, I have been working on my family for a loooonnnnngggg time. I have a family of Longdin who lived in central Manchester in the early 1800s. My branch of this family bred at least 3 generations of paviors. I realise that a pavior is someone connected with road building,...

    Started by LynneOz‎, 08-09-2017 4:07 AM
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    09-09-2017, 11:37 PM Go to last post
  13. Moved: Webster

    Started by warncoort‎, 24-08-2017 1:42 AM
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  14. Cheese Factor

    My ancestor's occupation was listed on various documents as a cheese factor. Can anyone tell me what this was as the internet just talks about 'cheesy' movies etc. THank you:confused5:

    Started by kelseyrose‎, 24-08-2017 9:10 AM
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    24-08-2017, 6:19 PM Go to last post
  15. Can anyone decipher this, please?

    Hi, For some weeks I've been puzzling over the words accompanying the occupation of a likely relative of mine in the 1851 census returns. Comparing letter by letter with others written by the same enumerator it looks like: Mdsp. Cheesemonger, and beneath the latter (1 man). Only the word...

    Started by TFWard‎, 17-08-2017 12:29 AM
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  16. Traveller.

    If for instance a brides father put his occupation as a Traveller on her wedding certificate. would it mean that he was simply a travelling salesman? And if so in the early 1900s could that include selling drapery?

    Started by Keith Daniells‎, 17-08-2017 3:37 AM
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    17-08-2017, 6:58 AM Go to last post
  17. Confidential Clerk to the Police.

    While doing some family research I came across a person on the 1939 record whos occupation is listed as "Confidential Clerk to Liverpool Police Force" Can anybody explain to me what this work would have been? Ive tried searching but not found much useful information online.

    Started by blonderock‎, 09-08-2017 10:22 AM
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    09-08-2017, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  18. Harrow weaver

    This ancestor was in Spitalfields area of London during the 1860s (born 1828). I believe that he was an immigrant from the Continent. He was quite insistent that he was a Harrow Weaver. He didn't as far as I know live at Harrow. It could be an anglicised form. I believe that he may have also been...

    Started by Norfolk L-M20‎, 06-07-2017 2:46 PM
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  19. COOTE, Isaac Sudbury Suffolk

    Convicted of house breaking and transported to Tasmania. Prior conviction of "refusing to fulfil his contract to work up a cane of Mantua silk" Does anyone know what this means. Does it have a connection with tailoring? Thanks

    Started by juliefi1‎, 19-05-2017 12:15 AM
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    19-05-2017, 10:46 AM Go to last post
  20. 1841 census occupation: stea? ?rom*

    Can anybody read the occupation name for Lydia Marchant (wife of Abraham) or tell me what it is. Abraham's occupation is tailor. An occupation is not listed in the 1851 census for Lydia, so I cannot compare. http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1841%2f0003580624

    Started by bhbsmb‎, 30-03-2017 5:19 PM
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    31-03-2017, 8:34 AM Go to last post

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