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Tracing railway ancestors
20 February 2014
The National Archives holds a vast collection of railway related material, a legacy passed down by hundreds of railway companies which operated in all corners of the UK from 1825 to 1947. Much of this material provides opportunities for local and family historians to discover something new about the history of their ancestors and the areas in which they lived. This talk provides an overview of the railway records held at Kew, and explores the different sources for tracing railway workers amongst these records.
Chris Heather has worked at The National Archives since 1985 and is currently the Transport Records Specialist in the Advice and Records Knowledge department. He has a particular interest in railway records and family history, and previously specialised in records of criminals and transportation to Australia.
Sponsored by the Friends of The National Archives.
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