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  1. Wink Sticky Thread Sticky: Mining disaster index

    Hi all, I don't know if anone has seen this before but if you haven't there is a searchable index. It 's good for doing a "one name study" like me or if you have mining ancestry. The person I found came from Frome in Somerset & was not Welsh. http://www.cmhrc.co.uk/site/home/ Cheers....David...

    Started by David Brimson‎, 19-07-2008 11:41 AM
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  1. Mining in Transvaal South Africa

    My Great Great Grandfather went to South Africa to the Diamond Mines. I believe he went out there around 1900 but I cannot find out any details of when he went or when he died there. Can anybody help?

    Started by sweetpea‎, 15-01-2010 7:31 PM
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  2. Which Mine?

    Hi, I have a number of relatives from the Bridgend area who worked down the mines as Labourers, Hauliers and Doorboys. Is there a searchable list of mines and those who worked down them. Many thanks in advance. Steve

    Started by stevenpenny‎, 13-01-2010 6:38 PM
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  3. HERO BUT WHY A SIR;

    Hi I'm not sure if this is the place I should be asking this question sorry But here gos one of my ancestors was a William Dodd I have just found a site in Audlem staffordshire that have just done a feature on him . Apparently he helped to save the lives of forty men and boys in the Diglake...

    Started by elizabeth.a‎, 07-01-2010 1:55 PM
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    07-01-2010, 11:57 PM Go to last post
  4. Just a quick question ?

    Can anybody tell me what's a COAL SMITH ....please would that be under ground or above.? MAGIC

    Started by magic‎, 30-11-2009 5:35 PM
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    15-12-2009, 11:56 PM Go to last post
  5. Duties of a Mine Agent in Cornwall c. 1840

    I am finding numerous references to this occupation on the 1841 census. Can anyone shed some light on what the duties and responsibilities were? Thanks Colin

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 13-12-2009 2:03 AM
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  6. Help to trace possible relatives death

    Hi everyone, I checked the Mining disaster index for any ancestors and think I may have found one. Name: HAYCOCK Charles Age: 50 Date: 30/09/1885 Year: 1885 Occupation: Dataller Colliery: Great Bridge Owner: R Mason and Sons

    Started by apowell‎, 08-12-2008 4:31 PM
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    11-10-2009, 7:44 AM Go to last post
  7. can anyone please help me.....???

    i am trying to find out about my grandfather joseph robinson (better know as joss robinson)as far as i know he was always a miner & he worked in quite a few different pits all over west yorkshire,the last pit he worked in before he reitired in about 1970 was parkhill pit in wakefield west yorkshire...

    Started by shoecrazymac‎, 15-09-2009 2:24 PM
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    08-10-2009, 1:51 PM Go to last post
  8. Coal Miners - World War 1

    Does anyone know how one can research Coal Miners in WW1. My grandfather was a slate miner and moved to coal mining at some point during the war. I know what pit he ended the war in, but can get no records of either exempt miners from conscription or from the mines. I am talking about Coal...

    Started by Corisande‎, 13-09-2009 7:31 PM
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    14-09-2009, 7:02 AM Go to last post
  9. Copper mines in Redruth

    Hi everyone, I am hoping for some information. I know from the 1861 census that my g,grandfather Michael Tregoning,was working as a copper miner and living in Redruth. I would like to find out where he might have been working and if records exist of miners from those days. Also can anyone...

    Started by Wendy Jean‎, 07-09-2009 10:49 AM
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  10. Post Rhymney Overman

    Hello, I'm trying to trace some more information about my Gr Gr Gr Grandfather. His name was John Griffiths and he was born in 1809 in Glamorgan. The 1871 census shows him living in Brithdir with his wife Mary and two children, George and Mary. We have an obituary written for him as a...

    Started by claire1966‎, 30-01-2008 4:51 PM
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    15-08-2009, 11:17 AM Go to last post
  11. Post What was a Hewer?

    My great grandad worked as a Hewer in a mine in lancashire. I don't know what a hewer is or what they did while working. I was wondering if anyone could help me thanks

    Started by vaughan1‎, 29-07-2009 6:12 PM
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    29-07-2009, 7:25 PM Go to last post
  12. ? mining disasters in glasgow early 1900s

    My great grandfather was born glasgow he came to england it was said because his brother died after a horrific mining explosion in glasgow scotland. His brother was John mckenna he would have been 19 years old at the time of death. My great grandfather was frank mckenna . Any little bit of...

    Started by lorraine66‎, 19-06-2009 9:50 AM
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  13. Interpretting Colliery Labourer in Context

    Hello I am researching my family history and in the 1861 census have discovered the following; Head, Farmer of 50 acres Wife, Farmer's Wife Son (23), Farmer's Son Son (15), Farmer's Son Daughter (13), Scholar Son (11), Colliery Lab

    Started by RLSNijhoff‎, 28-06-2009 2:03 PM
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    09-07-2009, 4:39 PM Go to last post
  14. what was a coal trimmer?

    What is a coal trimmer or was a coal trimmer? One of my ancestors was one.

    Started by lorraine66‎, 19-06-2009 9:51 AM
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    19-06-2009, 1:42 PM Go to last post
  15. Clarke;Clark; Hedefin;

    :)|help| HI: Looking for a possible relative who is listed on '1881' Cen as a"Coal-Miner' wonder where in this area would there be 'mining',,,????? " John George Clarke " (b) 1866-67 South Sheilds,Durham; parents;- ' George Thomas Clarke '& Mary Ann m/s Hedefine'(mar) 22 Mar/1866 St...

    Started by janeygee‎, 08-05-2009 5:18 PM
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  16. William Wilson. Durham. Miner until 1880s.

    Hi Here is a query surrounding the retirement from the mines of my ancestor William Wilson when he was about 65ish in the mid 1880s. My 3xgreat grandfather was William Wilson, born about 1819 in St Helen Auckland in Durham, son of John & Ann Wilson. In the 1841 census he is aged 20 with his...

    Started by benny1982‎, 28-04-2009 4:39 PM
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  17. Rotherham Mining c1900-1910

    Hi guys, Whilst reseraching my tree i've come up with a bit of a strange one. Around 1900 my 2nd great grandfather was living and working as a coal miner in the Rotherham area. 10 years later, he's changed areas, changed his surname, and the surname of all of his family. (By legitimate...

    Started by benlyfreak‎, 14-04-2009 3:30 PM
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  18. Iron ore Miners of Cumberland

    Hi there Can anyone please help? My grandfather was an iron ore miner he lived up to 1937 in Carlise and Whitehaven areas then moved to Halifax to look for work??? What happened to the mining then???? I would love to know more about this type of work - sounds horrendous from what little I can...

    Started by lynnegreen05‎, 07-04-2009 9:58 PM
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    10-04-2009, 10:14 PM Go to last post
  19. handwriting query

    I have just added this on to another thread but think it may get lost so am going to do it as a new one. Can anyone help to decipher the handwriting on the image of the census 1901 William Attebell ? 1872 Grace Attebell ? 1872 Amy Attebell warrington ( I know that one)

    Started by olliepolly‎, 30-03-2009 5:25 PM
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    30-03-2009, 6:46 PM Go to last post
  20. Question Mosley Common Mine

    Both my grandparents worked at this mine, along with other relatives. Does anyone know if there is website that lists employees of the mine? I found a website that explains the history of the mine, although no employee particulars. Lea

    Started by lcaswell‎, 14-02-2008 11:19 PM
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    26-03-2009, 9:49 PM Go to last post

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