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Genealogy - Glossary of Old Occupations & Trades

Genealogy - Glossary of Old Occupations & Trades
Glossary of Old Occupations & Trades The world of work has changed greatly from the times of our ancestors, causing many occupational names and terms to fall into disuse. If you found your ancestor named as a ripper, seinter, hosteler, sperviter, dobber, or pettifogger, would you know what it meant? Probably not. Yet, the work that our ancestors chose for their living is an important part of who they were. Learning about the occupations of our ancestors can provide insight into their daily lives, social status, and possibly even the origin of your family surname. This free glossary of old occupations explains the function of hundreds of old occupations, trades, and job titles. This old occupations glossary is a continual work-in-progress. Related Resources: Main Glossary of Genealogical & Historical Terms

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Digitized Brooklyn City Directories We have digitized 31 years of Brooklyn city and business directories, covering a period from 1856 to 1908. Most of these were printed by the J. Lain Company of Brooklyn, and include not only listings of citizens but also street guides, advertisements, and listings for government agencies and social services. We also have microfilm copies of directories spanning from 1796 to 1986.

Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives - About this Collection - Prints & Photographs Online Catalog Most images are digitized | All jpegs/tiffs display outside Library of Congress | View All The photographs in the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection form an extensive pictorial record of American life between 1935 and 1944. This U.S. government photography project was headed for most of its existence by Roy E. Stryker, who guided the effort in a succession of government agencies: the Resettlement Administration (1935-1937), the Farm Security Administration (1937-1942), and the Office of War Information (1942-1944). The collection also includes photographs acquired from other governmental and non-governmental sources, including the News Bureau at the Offices of Emergency Management (OEM), various branches of the military, and industrial corporations. For a video overview of the collection, see "Documenting America, 1935-1943: The Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Photo Collection."

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Online Historical Directories Have you ever wished you could find links to all the online city directories in one place? A place where they were listed by location and in date order? This is the purpose of the Online Historical Directories Website. It is meant to be used as an aid to genealogists, historians, and other researchers. There's a lot of work that needs to be done to this site, and with all the online databases available, it's likely this project will be a continuous work-in-progress! My goal is to have a complete listing for historical alumni, business, city, county, farm, Masonic, rural, social, and other types of directories for the United States and Canada, and then go on to add directories for other countries.

Find Your Family History! Questions? Call Us! 1-888-518-2359 Monday through Friday, 9am - 7pm Eastern Time Genealogy and Local History The Newberry has been collecting genealogy and local history materials since 1887. Staff at the Genealogy and Local History desk can help you explore the Newberry’s rich collections of family histories; local histories; censuses, probate, deed, court, tax, and cemetery records; military rosters; periodicals; genealogical guides; and reference works. Explore the Newberry’s Catalogs and Guides, the primary tools for identifying and locating books, maps, periodicals, and manuscripts relevant to your research. Researchers may wish to acquaint themselves with our Rights and Reproductions and Interlibrary Loan policies for information about requesting photocopies of materials from the Newberry and elsewhere.

Boston 1872: City Directories Enter name, address, or business: City Directory Search Tips: The city directories contain records of resident names (first and last), occupations, street addresses, and business names within the city boundaries for each year published. Search terms are not case sensitive. 5 Guaranteed Ways to Mess Up Your Genealogy by Amy Johnson Crow We at Archives.com love to share tips to help you find your ancestors. Today, we're pointing out some sure-fire ways that you can mess up all your work. Why would we do such a thing?

Scottish Post Office directories With their alphabetical list of a location's inhabitants and information on their profession and address, the directories enable you easily to find out where people lived at a certain time and how they earned their living. In each directory you can: Browse and search by place, year and resident's name View page by page View a PDF of the complete book Search the full PDF text Download files for free within our copyright regulations (non-commercial use only). The oldest volumes we have digitised were published in the late 1700s, when the demand for information about the increasing number of traders, businesses and industries grew rapidly.

Finding Funeral Cards Online for your Genealogy Background | Search With a long tradition both in the United States and Europe dating back to the 1800's, funeral cards (also sometimes called mass, mourning or remembrance cards) are an excellent source of information for genealogists. While not a traditional "vital record", they often provide great clues like death and birth dates, name of the cemetery where the deceased was interred, name of the funeral home, and sometimes even a photo of the ancestor. In her article, Funeral Cards, Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens explained that, "funeral cards were to be distributed to family members, friends, and the surrounding community in a timely manner to alert invitees to the date and time of the funeral.

Things To Do Before You Start Building Your Online Tree So you’re about to start your online family tree – well first of all, welcome! Genealogy can be an intellectually challenging hobby, but when done correctly, it will be rewarding for you and your family for generations to come. Now, where exactly should you start? Reminiscing: A Key to Unlocking the Past A few years back, I returned from a trip to France with a stack of the typical tourist photos. My father, apparently disinterested, sat quietly as I talked my way through them. But his eyes flickered to one picture, and he leaned forward and pulled the photo toward him as he spoke. Anne’s Top Ten Rules for Growing Your Family Tree When I first started my tree on Ancestry.com, well, I made a big mess. I mean a big mess! Way too many people, relationships that didn’t make sense. Confusion as far as the eye could see. I have since learned my lesson, and here are ten rules I wish I had known when I got started: Enter what you know.

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