Railway Ancestors - 2nd Edition
Date of publication: January 2009
Publisher: The History Press
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A unique handbook for family historians and the definitive guide to railway staff records.
Almost every family tree will have in one of its branches a railway employee. Railway Ancestors is a comprehensive and illustrated guide which opens up to genealogists and railway enthusiasts the vast range of unique information stored in the documentary archives of the railway companies of England and Wales. It describes in detail the sources available for the researcher and how to gain access to them, giving examples of the many different types of records, and includes (among extensive appendices) the a complete alphabetical listing of all the known railway companies which existed in England and Wales prior to nationalisation - almost a thousand in total - with their dates of opening in each county, and the location of their staff records.