Occupations & Businesses
AUSTRALIA - ACT ELECTORAL ROLLS 1916 -1967
Collectively, the Electoral rolls for the years 1916, 1917, 1928, 1935, 1943, 1949, 1955, 1959 and 1967 constitute a unique window on the first 50 years of the Federal Capital Territory (now the A.C.T).
AUSTRALIA - AUSTRALIAN POSTAL HISTORY AND SOCIAL PHILATELY
The website has a large collection of papers and images (approximately 1000 papers and about 10,000 images) that covers the history of the Australian Post from early years to present time.
AUSTRALIA - eGOLD A NATION'S HERITAGE
The Electronic Encyclopedia of Gold in Australia is a website full of resources for those interested in gold rushes, gold mining, family history, local history, technology, materials, culture, and wih providing a glimpse into the world of the early gold miners in the Australian gold fields.
AUSTRALIA - IT'S AN HONOUR
Honours help define, encourage and reinforce national aspirations, ideals and standards by identifying role models. We give honours to recognise, celebrate and say thank you to those who make a difference, those who achieve their best and those who serve others. The site has also teaching aids for teachers and students, a database of people who have received honours and more.
AUSTRALIA - NSW ELECTION RESULTS 1856 - 2007
This site contains the results of all elections for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly since the first general election under Responsible Government in 1856. It contains seat by seat results for every election, overall totals, summaries for each election, results for all by-elections, a complete set if indexes by district and candidate, as well as associated notes, sources and corrections.
AUSTRALIA - TIME GENTS - PUBS
Australian Pub History and Culture around Australia covering every State and Territory including Pubs from New Zealand.
AUSTRALIA - THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN THEATRE ARCHIVE
The History of Australian Theatre Archive has a large database of people associated with Australian theatre history, articles about theatre history, short biographies from the newspapers, autographs, historic pictures of theatres and performers and more.
AUSTRALIA - WESTERN AUSTRALIA - OUT BACK FAMILY HISTORY
The site contains the local and family history on the rich and diverse Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia available to everyone free of charge. Local Cemeteries, towns, military, maps of gold fields and more
ENGLAND - BUSINESS INDEX COLLECTION
Listing Britain's shopkeepers, businessmen and women and captains of industry from the early 1890s through to 1987.
ENGLAND - DICTIONARY OF OLD OCCUPATIONS A - Z
A dictionary of old occupations, jobs, archaic trades and similar historical terms.
ENGLAND - DISUSED STATIONS IN UK
Looking for a Railway Station in UK? The webpage is about the closed Railway Stations across United Kingdom these include 2123 Passenger Stations, 14 Goods Stations and also Stations that reopened after 1970.
ENGLAND - DURHAM MINING MUSUEM
This site covers mining in the Northern part of England i.e. County Durham (DUR), Northumberland (NBL), Cumberland (CUL), Westmorland (WES) and the Ironstone mines of North Yorkshire (NRY).
ENGLAND - HAREWOOD HOUSE SERVANT DATABASE
Harewood House in West Yorkshire, England, was designed by architects John Carr and Robert Adam and built between 1759 and 1771. It was commissioned by Barbados plantation owner Edwin Lascelles, 1st Baron Harewood, whose family still live there today. The house has rather brilliantly posted a database online with details and photographs of over 250 year of its past servants.
ENGLAND - LEGACIES OF BRITISH SLAVE OWNERSHIP
Legacies of British Slave-ownership is the umbrella for two projects based at UCL tracing the impact of slave-ownership on the formation of modern Britain: the ESRC-funded Legacies of British Slave-ownership project, now complete, and the ESRC and AHRC-funded Structure and significance of British Caribbean slave-ownership 1763 - 1833, running from 2013 - 2015.
ENGLAND - LIBRARY AND MUSEUM OF FREEMASONRY
This site contains information on Freemasonry in England. The site has a Family history section as well as archives, resources, museum and library.
ENGLAND - LONDON LIVERY COMPANIES
The London Livery Companies, their Masters and their Halls. This website gives a complete list of Livery Companies of the City of London, with pictures of their Masters and one-click links to the Company websites and to high-quality maps of Hall locations.
ENGLAND - MINING HISTORY NETWORK
This site includes Mining History Bibliographies for Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Japan plus others. There is also an extensive list of mining links.
ENGLAND - OVERLAND TRADE PROJECT
The Overland Trade Project is a new resource for medieval, local and family historians. Using database and GIS technology, this project has made it possible for the first time to dynamically visualise medieval trade networks between Southampton and Southern and Midland England between 1430 and 1540.
ENGLAND - PEAK DISTRICT MINES HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The aim is to preserve these important industrial heritage sites, and to promote interest and understanding in mines, mining and minerals – and in the fascinating and varied mining history. Under resources are found census 1841 - 1871, mining laws and customs, newspaper clippings for Peak District, also a list of Britian's mines in 1896 including mines in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. All in pdf format.
ENGLAND - PHOTO LONDON
Researched and compiled by David Webb on London's photographers, photographic companies and people working in the photographic industry during the 19th century, the Museum of London has extracted this in the form of a listing. The Museum will continue to pursue the possibility of providing a searchable database in due course.
ENGLAND - RECORDS OF LONDON LIVERY COMPANIES
ROLLC site provides records of Apprentices and Freemen in the City of London Livery Companies between 1400 and 1900, the database includes information about apprenticeship bindings and freedom admissions for ten of London's Livery Companies, with the records of further Companies to follow.
ENGLAND - SEARCH FOR THEATRICAL ANCESTORS
Are you looking for your ancestor in theatre? Search the database on this site for your ancestor in the theatre as stage performances in the nineteenth century.
ENGLAND - SUGAR REFINERS AND SUGARBAKERS DATABASE
In between, a vast number of individuals and companies have come and gone, in an industry, which until the 20c, was a notoriously labour intensive, hot, exhausting, and dangerous place to work. A database of some of those involved in the cane sugar refining industry, mainly in the UK, 16-20C.
ENGLAND - TRADES AND OCCUPATIONS - WARWICK LIBRARY
Trades and occupations commonly searched for in the Centre's archives with a definition, as many will be unfamiliar to modern researchers. The links provide more detailed information on the trade unions relating to each trade or occupation and the genealogical sources relevant to them available in the Modern Records Centre.
ENGLAND - THE COAL MINING HISTORY RESOURSE CENTRE
Welcome to the UK's largest and most comprehensive website concerning the history of coalmining - including a searchable database of over 164,000 recorded accidents and deaths....
ENGLAND - UK CENSUS ONLINE
Practical Information about the UK Census in 1841 - 1911, and how to use this to find out more about your ancestors. Includes a free database search of your ancestors within the UK census. Pay site.
ENGLAND - WYGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE HERITAGE
This digital archive holds around 15,000 entries and includes photographs, letters, advertisements, building plans, and even colleague magazines. The majority of the archive holdings on this site relate to the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer and, WBA business, Boots UK, and chart its development from its foundations in the mid-19th century. Search the database.
ENGLAND AND IRELAND - PHOTOGRAPHERS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND 1840 - 1940
Was your ancestor a photographer? Get information from the world’s largest collection of British and Irish carte de visite photographs and related data.
IRELAND - DUBLIN 1908-1915 ELECTORAL ROLLS
The City Electoral lists is a Dublin City Council Project which has to date a searchable digitised database which contains over 400,000 records. The Project when finish will lists people on the City's Electoral from 1898 to 1916. The site has an advance search, full text search or a browse facility.
IRELAND - DUBLIN DIRECTORY 1647-1706
The Directory 1647-1706 is a Dublin City Council Project and the directory consists of names of citizens; parish; street; trades or occupations; payments of taxes and fines and amount of the payments. The Directory has an advance search and a full text search.
IRELAND - GUINNESS BREWERY EMPLOYEES RECORDS
The Guinness Brewery at St. James Gate in Dublin has put online historical employee records from the brewery spanning the period from 1759 to the present. Approx 20,000 individual employee files.
IRELAND - REGISTARY OF DEEDS INDEX PROJECT
The Registry of Deeds is a rich source of genealogical information such as records of Wills, land transactions, marriage and other settlements are particularly informative about family relationships. Many memorials involved people of modest means who were merchants and traders who registered deeds to provide some form of security of tenure.
NEW ZEALAND - GOLDMINER'S DATABASE
Search the names of 45,000 gold miners from the gold rushes of New Zealand Spanning the years 1861 - 1872.
NEW ZEALAND - THE PHOTOGRAPHERS DATABASE
The photographers database is an index to photographers who have worked in New Zealand from the 1840s to the present day.
SCOTLAND - SCOTTISH MINING WEBSITE
The Scottish Mining Website provides information on the history of Scottish mining, compiled from old reports, gazetteers and newspaper articles. The site includes information on all aspects of life in mining towns and villages from working conditions, accidents and strikes to housing, health and leisure.
SCOTLAND - THE SCOTTISH REGISTER OF TARTANS
The register database contains information on thousands of tartans which is free to search.
WALES - THE SLATE INDUSTRY OF NORTH AND MID WALES
A webpage created by Dave Sallery covering the slate industry in Wales. Photos, histories, quarry workings, lists of quarries in Wales and much more.
WORLD - FRATERNAL ORGANISATIONS - LIST
A complete listing of all secret societies, fraternal organisations and fraternal orders with abbreviations; with slogans and mottoes. For ease in genealogy research and attributing exonumia with initials only.
WORLD – IBEW - Brass Bands
IBEW An informative website for brass bands world-wide. It has the world’s most comprehensive collection of links to Brass Bands websites, histories, pictures, organisations.
WORLD - THE BLACKSMITHS INDEX
The website compiled by Ann Spiro has a Genealogical Index of Blacksmiths and other related Occupations. There is also a contribution form if you would like to add your ancestors to the index.