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  • Stonemasons

    Stonemasons

    The January 2007 issue of "Your Family Tree" has an article about stonemasons which covers many different aspects including some historical background.

    The earlier you go back, the more likely your stonemason would have been a very skilled craftsman, with an apprenticeship of 15 years to learn all the different aspects of construction. ...
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  • Mining and Heavy Industry

    This page collects together resources which will give you an insight into the history and development of the various mining and heavy industries, both in the United Kingdom and overseas. The article includes links to resources which might lead you to finding your own ancestors. ...
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  • Victorian and Edwardian Photographers

    The resources on this page will give you an overview of the history of photography, the photographers themselves and their work. The examples of their work will include many pictures of people and locations. ...
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  • Religion and the Clergy

    A guide to resources available for tracking down members of the clergy and other aspects of religion and associated buildings.

    For information about resources for members of the Jewish faith, see Jewish History ...
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  • Costume Past and Present

    When you have found out what your ancestors did and where they lived, it is interesting to see what they looked like.

    If you are not lucky enough to have photographs, these resources will give you some idea of the fashions of the time.

    Examples of fashion can also be seen on Victorian and Edwardian Photographers. ...
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  • General Historical Resources
    by Caroline
    Our ancestors (like us) were shaped by the world they lived in and the sudden movement of a family, for example, from their birthplace to another part of the country could be explained by what was happening in the wider world.

    The resources in this section will help you to find out about the history of the times in which your ancestors lived. Where possible, they have been grouped together in separate articles. A miscellany of resources can be found on this page.

    The Family...
    07-03-20, 10:41
  • Glass & Bottlemaking: Occupations
    by Elaine ..Spain
    A brief description of occupations found in glass bottlemaking, generally carried out by men.

    • Ballmaker: Would dip a hollow rod into the molten glass and make it into a ball to pass to the blower.
    • Bottle blower: Takes the rod and blows air in to inflate the gather.
    • Bottlemaker: Forms the rim on the bottle.
    • Finisher Off: Blows the glass till it cools in a mould. The blower or finisher off would not
    ...
    05-01-12, 11:27
  • Irish Social and Political History
    by Caroline
    This page gives you some resources for finding out more about Irish History. ...
    05-02-10, 08:51
  • Jewish History
    by Caroline
    A guide to resources available for tracing members of the Jewish faith. ...
    04-02-10, 15:11
  • Weights, Measures, Money and Time
    by Caroline
    A collection of resources to answer many questions about old money, measures and calendars. ...
    04-02-10, 14:43
  • Sport
    by Caroline
    This page holds a collection of resources relating to the history and playing of many sports. You may well find leads which will help you trace the amateur and professional sportsmen and women in your tree. ...
    04-02-10, 13:53
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