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The original content for this article was contributed by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in June 2012. It is an excerpt from their course English: Occupation Records-Professions and Trades and English: Occupations-Military & Services  by Dr. Penelope Christensen. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).

Further Reading[edit | edit source]

ABRANSON, Erik. 1977. Sailors of the Great Sailing Ships. Macdonald Educational.

AKEHURST, M. 1999. Old Occupations: The Higgler. Family Tree Magazine. Vol 15 #9, page 19. [not useful]

ALDERSON, Lawrence. 2001. Rare Breeds. Shire Publications.

ALDOUS, Vivienne E. 1999. My Ancestors were Freemen of the City of London. Society of Genealogists.

ALEFOUNDER, Peter. 2000. Using Manorial Records to Trace Thomas Alefounder, Schoolmaster and Mapmaker. Journal of One-Name Studies Vol 7 #3, page 6-7.

ALEXANDER, Hélène. 2002. Fans. Shire Publications.

ALEXANDER, Sally. 1983. Women’s Work in Nineteenth-Century London. A Study of the Years 1820-50. Journeyman Press and the London History Workshop Centre.

ALICE. 1840. The Farmer in Portraits of the English Vol VI: Country Lives edited and published by COLLINS, Audrey. 1999-1. Original published by Robert Tyas, London.

ALLEN, Eleanor. 1979. Buildings as History: Market Towns. Adam and Charles Black, London. [Juvenile literature with plenty of illustrations.]

ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY. Annual. PERSI - Periodical Source Index. 1847-1990 on fiche at FHCs. 1847-2000 by Ancestry on net and CD-ROM.

AMSDEN, Peter C. 1999. The Medical Professions and Their Archives. ASAT Productions, Dunbeg, Argyll.

ANGLO-GERMAN FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY. 1990. Research Guide Part 5: Sugar Bakers. Anglo-German Family History Society.

ANONYMOUS. 1988. Old Occupations: 150 Years of Market Trading. Family Tree Magazine Vol 4 #8, page 4.

ANONYMOUS. 2001. The London Gun Trade, 1850-1920 - A Checklist of Tradesmen. Museum Restoration Service, Canada. [Contact Mr. Gooding at]

ANSTRUTHER, Godfrey. 1800, 1969-1977. The Seminary Priests. a dictionary of the secular clergy of England and Wales, 1558-1850. Mayhew-McCrimmon, Great Wakering, Essex. FHL book 942.D3an.

ANTHONY, John. Discovering Period Gardens. Shire Books.

ARMSTRONG, Alan. 1988. Farmworkers: A Social and Economic History 1770-1980. Batsford. FHL book 942 H6a.

ARNOLD, James. 1968. The Shell Book of Country Crafts. John Baker.

ARNOLD, James. 1970. All Made by Hand. John Baker, London.

ARNOLD, A.P. and INGRAM, A.G. 1988. The History of the Painter-Stainers Company of London, volume II. The Painter-Stainers Company.

ASH, D.M. 1995. Claudius Ash, Mineral Toothmaker. Midland Ancestor (Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry) Vol 10 #11.

ASHWORTH, Frank. Aynsley China. Shire Publications.

ASPIN, Chris. 1982. The Woollen Industry. Shire Publications.

ASPIN, Chris. 1995. The Cotton Industry. Shire Publications. FHL book 942 U25s v. 63.

ATKINS, Charles E.. 1931. Register of Apprentices of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers of the City of London from its Incorporation in 1631 to its Tercentenary in 1931 Compiled from the Records of the Company by Charles Edward Atkins, Master in 1897, 1909 and 1928. Clockmakers Company. FHL Film 0994278.

ATKINSON, Jeremy. Clogs and Clogmaking. Shire Publications.

ATKINSON, R.L. 1985. Tin and Tin Mining. Shire Publications. FHL book 942 U25s v. 139

ATKINSON, R.L. 1987. Copper and Copper Mining. Shire Publications. FHL book 942 U25s v. 201.

AYTO, Eric. Clay Tobacco Pipes. Shire Publications.

BAILEY, Brian J. 1982. The Industrial Heritage of Britain. Ebury Press/Book Club Associates.

BAILEY, Jocelyn. 1975. The Village Wheelwright and Carpenter. Shire Publications.

BAILEY, Jocelyn. 1977. The Village Blacksmith. Shire Publications.

BAMBERY, Anneke. Old Sheffield Plate. Shire Publications.

BARBER, Norman. Abt 1995. A Century of British Brewers 1890-1990. The Brewery History Society Bookshop, Long High Top, Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HZ7 7PF

BARKER, Dennis. Parian Ware. Shire Publications.

BARON-JONES, Audrey. 2000. Clarnico. Cockney Ancestor (East of London Family History Society) #86, page 8-11.

BARTLETT, J. Neville. 1978. Carpeting the Millions. John Donald, Edinburgh. FHL book 942 U3bn.

BATCHELOR, Jane. 2002. Wives, Mothers, Sisters, Daughters: Finding out about Women in Local and Family History in The Family and Local History Handbook. 6th edition, page 116-118.Genealogical Services Directory.

BATEY, Mavis. Regency Gardens. Shire Publications.

BATTEN, Chris. Ambulances. Shire Publications.

BEARD, Geoffrey and GILBERT, Christopher. 1986. Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840. Furniture History Society and W.S. Maney and Son, Leeds. FHL book 942 U26de.

BEBB, Prudence. 2002. Shops in Regency Yorkshire 1811-1820 in The Family and Local History Handbook. 6th edition, page 33-35.Genealogical Services Directory.

BEBB, Richard. Welsh Country Furniture. Shire Publications.

BEECH, H. Eva. 1989. Was Your Ancestor a Potter? Family Tree Magazine Vol 4 #6, page 4-5.

BEHARRELL, Gordon W. 1994. Nothing Without Labour. Family Tree Magazine Vol 10 #5, page 43-44.

BELL, Linda. 1991. Old Occupations: Northamptonshire Lacemakers. Family Tree Magazine Vol 7, Part I in #4, Part II in #5, Part III in #6.

BELL, R.C. Board and Table Game Antiques. Shire Publications.

BELL, R.C. Discovering Backgammon. Shire Publications.

BELL, R.C. Maling and Other Tyneside Pottery. Shire Publications.

BELLENGER, D.A. 1984. English and Welsh Priests 1558-1800. Downside Abbey, Bath. FHL book 942.K2ew.

BENNETT, Elisabeth. 2002. South Wales Coalfield Collection in The Family and Local History Handbook. 6th edition, page 126-128.Genealogical Services Directory.

BENNETT, John and STOREY, Richard. 1991. 6th edition. Trade Union and Related Records. University of Warwick

BENSON, Anna P. 1983. Textile Machines. Shire Publications. FHL book 942 U25s v. 103.

BENSON, Anna and WARBURTON, Neil. 1995. Looms and Weaving. Shire Publications.

BERESFORD, H.H. 1996 (originally published 1931). The Development of Medicine in London. Metropolitan (London and North Middlesex Family History Society) Vol 18 #4, page 167-169.

BERGONZI, Ben. Old Gramophones and Other Talking Machines. Shire Publications.

BEVAN, Amanda. 1999. Tracing Your Ancestors in the Public Record Office. 5th edition. Public Record Office.

BICKERTON, C.M. English Drinking Glasses 1675-1825. Shire Publications.

BIRD, Peter. The First Food Empire - A History of J. Lyons and Co. Phillimore.

BIRT, Henry Norbert. 1913, 1970. Obit Book of the English Benedictines 1600-1912. Edinburgh.

BLACK, John. 2001. British Tin-Glazed Earthenware. Shire Publications.

BLACK, Kathleen. 1997. Old Occupations: Elementary Teaching. Family Tree Magazine Vol 13 #10, page 3-4.

BLAIR, Munroe. 2002. Bathroom Ceramics. Shire Publications.

BLAIR, Munroe. Ceramic Water Closets. Shire Publications.

BLANCHARD, Laman. 1840. The Judge in Portraits of the English Vol II: Law and Order edited and published by COLLINS, Audrey. 1999-1. Original published by Robert Tyas, London.

BLATCHFORD, Robert. 2002. 6th edition. The Family and Local History Handbook. Genealogical Services Directory.

BLY, John. Discovering Hallmarks on English Silver. Shire Publications.

BODE, Harold. James Brindley [Canal Engineer]. Shire Publications.

BOND, Stella. 1998. Old Occupations: The Dressmaker. Family Tree Magazine Vol 14 #10, page 57-58.

BONNETT, Harold. Farming with Steam. Shire Publications.

BOOTH, Charles. 1881. Occupations of the People of the United Kingdom 1801-81. Reprinted as Chapter 1 in ROUTH, Guy. 1987. Occupations of the People of Great Britain. MacMillan Press, London. FHL book 942 U2rgo.

BOTTOMLEY, Ruth. Rocking Horses. Shire Publications.

BOURNE, Susan and CHICKEN, Andrew H. 1994. Records of the Medical Professions. A Practical Guide for the Family Historian. Self-published. FHL book 942 D27bs.

BOYD, Percival. 1954. Inhabitants of London (238 vols) + Index (27 vols) formerly called Citizens of London. 135 films starting at FHL film 0094515.

BOURNE, Ursula. Snuff. Shire Publications.

BRACKMORE, Howard L. 1985. Dictionary of London Gunmakers 1350-1850. Phaidon Press.


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