Tracing Your Coalmining AncestorsTracing Your Coalmining Ancestors



His directory of regional and national sources and his commentary on them will make this guide an essential tool for family historians searching for an ancestor who worked in coalmining underground, on the pit top or just lived in a mining ...

Author: Brian Elliott

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781848842397

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Page: 266

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In the 1920s there were over a million coalminers working in over 3000 collieries across Great Britain, and the industry was one of the most important and powerful in British history. It dominated the lives of generations of individuals, their families and communities, and its legacy is still with us today _ many of us have a coalmining ancestor. ??Yet family historians often have problems in researching their mining forebears. Locating the relevant records, finding the sites of the pits, and understanding the work involved and its historical background can be perplexing. That is why Brian Elliott's concise, authoritative and practical handbook will be so useful, for it guides researchers through these obstacles and opens up the broad range of sources they can go to in order to get a vivid insight into the lives and experiences of coalminers in the past. ??His overview of the coalmining history _ and the case studies and research tips he provides _ will make his book rewarding reading for anyone looking for a general introduction to this major aspect of Britain's industrial heritage. His directory of regional and national sources and his commentary on them will make this guide an essential tool for family historians searching for an ancestor who worked in coalmining underground, on the pit top or just lived in a mining community.??As featured in Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine and the Barnsley Chronicle.

Tracing Your Manchester Salford AncestorsTracing Your Manchester Salford Ancestors



For advice on finding mining ancestors, see David Tonks, My Ancestor Was A
Coalminer (Society of Genealogists, 2003) and Brian Elliott, Tracing Your
Coalmining Ancestors (Pen & Sword, 2015). For Salford coal mining, see Geoff
Preece, ...

Author: Sue Wilkes

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781473856424

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Page: 224

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For readers with family ties to Manchester and Salford, and researchers delving into the rich history of these cities, this informative, accessible guide will be essential reading and a fascinating source of reference.Sue Wilkes outlines the social and family history of the region in a series of concise chapters. She discusses the origins of its religious and civic institutions, transport systems and major industries. Important local firms and families are used to illustrate aspects of local heritage, and each section directs the reader towards appropriate resources for their research.No previous knowledge of genealogy is assumed and in-depth reading on particular topics is recommended. The focus is on records relating to Manchester and Salford, including current districts and townships, and sources for religious and ethnic minorities are covered. A directory of the relevant archives, libraries, academic repositories, databases, societies, websites and places to visit, is a key feature of this practical book.

Tracing Your Birmingham AncestorsTracing Your Birmingham Ancestors



Tracing Your Air Force Ancestors Tracing Your Ancestors Tracing Your Ancestors
from 1066 to 1837 Tracing Your ... Indian Ancestors Tracing Your Canal
Ancestors Tracing Your Channel Islands Ancestors Tracing Your Coalmining
Ancestors ...

Author: Michael Sharpe

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473833449

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Page: 244

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Birmingham, the cradle of the industrial revolution and the world's first manufacturing town, is an important focus for many family historians who will find that their trail leads through it. Rural migrants, Quakers, Jews, Irish, Italians, and more recently people from the Caribbean, South-Asia and China have all made Birmingham their home. This vibrant history is reflected in the city's rich collections of records, and Michael Sharpe's handbook is the ideal guide to them. ?He introduces readers to the wealth of information available, providing an essential guide for anyone researching the history of the city or the life of an individual ancestor. His work addresses novices and experienced researchers alike and offers a compendium of sources from legal and ecclesiastical archives, to the records of local government, employers, institutions, clubs, societies and schools. Accessible, informative and extensively referenced, it is the perfect companion for research in Britain's second city.

Tracing Your Boer War AncestorsTracing Your Boer War Ancestors



Tracing Secret Service AncestorsTracing Your Air Force AncestorsTracing
Your AncestorsTracing Your Ancestors ... Indian AncestorsTracing Your
Canal AncestorsTracing Your Channel Islands AncestorsTracing Your
Coalmining ...

Author: Jane Marchese Robinson

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473886216

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Page: 192

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The Boer War took place between 1899 and 1902, just 15 years before the start of the First World War. Some 180,00 Britons , mainly volunteers , traveled 6,000 miles to fight and die in boiling conditions on the veld and atop ‘kopjes’. Of the over 20,000 who died more than half suffered enteric, an illness consequent on insanitary water. This book will act as an informative research guide for those seeking to discover and uncover the stories of the men who fought and the families they left behind. It will look in particular at the kind of support the men received if they were war injured and that offered to the families of the bereaved. Some pensions were available to regular soldiers and the Patriotic Fund, a charitable organization , had been resurrected at the beginning of the conflict. However for those who did not fit these categories the Poor Law was the only support available at the time. The book will explore a variety of research materials such as: contemporary national and local newspapers; military records via websites and directly through regimental archives; census, electoral, marriage and death records; records at the National Archives including the Book of Wounds from the Boer War, the Transvaal Widows’ Fund and others.

Coal Mine Disasters in the Modern Era c 1900 1980Coal Mine Disasters in the Modern Era c 1900 1980



The book is published at a particularly poignant time, after the recent closure of Britain’s last deep coal mine. “So many remarkable photographs and drawings: The story may be tragic, but it is one that lies at the very heart of the ...

Author: Brian Elliott

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781473858862

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Page: 176

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“These haunting images, with well-researched facts, figures and timelines providing context, bring the bygone era of 20th-century coal mining to life.”—Family Tree Although everyday fatalities in mines was far greater, it was the disasters that encouraged those in power to reform the way in which miners had to work underground, especially with regard to safety. And it would be no exaggeration to say that it was the disasters that greatly contributed to bringing the coal industry into national control. Sadly, for bereaved individuals and families, nothing could really compensate for the loss of one or more of a loved one. The impact of the big disasters, where hundreds of men and boys—one or two generations—were lost, immediately, the impact was massive, and continued to be felt many years afterwards. New and restored disaster memorials bear testimony to the great respect that former mining communities continue to have for their “lost miners.” Using many previously unpublished images, and a carefully supportive text, the author provides a detailed overview of mining disasters in the modern era, from the early 1900s to the 1980s. It is the first book of its kind to attempt such a large project in pictorial form with a foreword by Ceri Thompson, curator of the Big Pit, the Welsh national mining museum. The book is published at a particularly poignant time, after the recent closure of Britain’s last deep coal mine. “So many remarkable photographs and drawings: The story may be tragic, but it is one that lies at the very heart of the history of coal mining in Britain.”—WDYTYA? magazine

Tracing Your Northern AncestorsTracing Your Northern Ancestors



Writers visiting Tyneside have left us fine views of the working conditions for our
coalmining ancestors . Fraujas Saint Frond was such a visitor . In 1784 he found
a pit with thirty men working above ground and seventy below . In addition there ...

Author: Keith Gregson

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books

ISBN: UOM:39015073871504

Category:

Page: 200

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* Comprehensive introduction to researching Northern ancestors Covers Northumberland, Tyneside, Durham, Wearside, Tees Valley, Cumbria, * Brings family history to life by exploring the world in which your ancestors lived,

Yorkshire Mining VeteransYorkshire Mining Veterans



Yorkshire Mining Veterans is an extraordinary collection of stories told by the Veterans of the mines.

Author: Brian Elliott

Publisher: Wharncliffe

ISBN: 9781783378364

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Page: 144

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Yorkshire Mining Veterans is an extraordinary collection of stories told by the Veterans of the mines. Their memories span nearly a century from the early 1900's to the great strike of 1984/85 as well as the pit closures of the 1990's. Miners all across the Yorkshire region from the Selby Coalfield to the old West Riding area in and around Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster and Sheffield share their experiences with the reader.Brian began his research prepared to explore the many roles of miners, working conditions and their way of life, but interviews uncovered more remarkable stories, especially relating to the period before nationalisation. Getting a job often meant leaving school on Friday and starting work either in terrible conditions on the pit top screens, described by a 99 year old veteran as 'Miltonic' or 'on the haulage' in the cold pit bottom. Incredibly, one man described his work as a young trammer in the 1930's, painfully pushing tubs along a low underground roadway using a candle as his source of light, 'a throw back to conditions a century or more earlier'. A sprightly 93-year-old described an occasion when. as a young lad, he worked naked alongside his father and refused to make himself to make himself 'descent' when the lady Mayor made a VIP visit.Set chronologically according to the age of the miner, the author profiles each of the 47 veterans and tells their individual stories based on his interviews with them. Their stories, all previously untold, together with a superb collection of photographs makes fascinating reading.

Yorkshire s Flying PicketsYorkshire s Flying Pickets



Any former striking miner will find the book compulsive reading and despite the passage of twenty years the journey will seem like yesterday.

Author: Brian Elliott

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781783409556

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Page: 176

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Bruce Wilson's diary is an honest and action-packed account of what life was like for five young men on picket duty during the longest and most bitter industrial dispute in modern times: the 1984-85 miners' strike. Bruce and, younger brother Bob, along with mates Shaun, Darren and 'Captain' Bob crammed themselves into an old car or 'battlebus' and, despite police barriers and blockades, journeyed into Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and elsewhere in order to express their views and support their union in a country which they thought was free. We are able to experience at first-hand and day by day events, which were often frightening, occasionally humorous but never dull; and also gain insight into major conflicts at Orgreave, Brodsworth, Rossington and Maltby as well as at locations further afield. Towards the end of the strike our flying pickets found themselves on home ground, demonstrating at Silverwood and nearby collieries, including Cortonwood where many observers consider the great strike began. Any former striking miner will find the book compulsive reading and despite the passage of twenty years the journey will seem like yesterday. But there is a great deal for us all to appreciate from this remarkably frank and moving testimony.

Miners in the Great WarMiners in the Great War



Whether working below and above ground at collieries or as part of the armed forces, miners played a very significant role during the Great War of 1914-18, a total contribution that deserves to be told.

Author: Brian Elliott

Publisher: Pen & Sword Military

ISBN: 1473827264

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Page: 192

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At the outbreak of the Great War in 1914, despite many difficulties and falling manpower, coalmining was the most important industry in Great Britain. It employed around a million persons in well over 3,000 pits ranging from small hillside drift mines with a few hands to substantial collieries with workforces and pit communities the size of villages and small towns. A few months into the conflict, Lloyd George in a patriotic speech to a coal conference proclaimed that coal was 'everything for us, the country's life and blood, its international coinage'. As well as digging coal for the war effort, often in dreadful and dangerous conditions, miners demonstrated 'their old work in a new guise' when serving in huge numbers during the Great War. Thousands voluntarily swapped the pit for what many thought would be a better and safer option, around a quarter of a million enlisting by 1915; and about one in five of all military volunteers came from the coalfields of England, Scotland and Wales, an astonishing proportion. The massive response to the Call for Arms was most obvious in industrial areas where the so-called 'Pals battalions' were established and it was these recruits who suffered so heavily during the disastrous Somme offensive of 1916. The sheer number and range of gallantry awards including several VCs - also testify to the immense contribution of former miners. The many thousands of pitmen who paid the ultimate price are inscribed on public war memorials in coalfield communities, often dominating the listings. Such was the response from large pits that many others are commemorated on memorials specially erected by colliery and coal companies, one the earliest in the village of Brampton in South Yorkshire on behalf of Cortonwood Colliery. Whether working below and above ground at collieries or as part of the armed forces, miners played a very significant role during the Great War of 1914-18, a total contribution that deserves to be told.

Lord Mason Barnsley Pitlad to PeerLord Mason Barnsley Pitlad to Peer



Roy Mason swapped the colliery for Westminster when elected MP for Barnsley in 1953.

Author: Brian Elliott

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526734242

Category:

Page: 256

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Roy Mason swapped the colliery for Westminster when elected MP for Barnsley in 1953. He went on to become one of the leading figures in the Labour Party during the 1960s and 1970s, holding a number of prestigious offices including Defence Secretary from 1974 and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from 1976. This photographic biography presents images from Mason's own archive charting his personal and political life from the Yorkshire pits to the House of Lords.

Images of the Past Coal Mine Disasters in the Modern Era C 1900 1980Images of the Past Coal Mine Disasters in the Modern Era C 1900 1980



* Many previously unpublished photos * First book of its kind; detailing mining disasters from the 1900s to the 1980s * Foreword by Ceri Thompson, curator of the Big Pit, the Welsh national mining museum. * Published at a particularly ...

Author: Brian Elliott

Publisher:

ISBN: 1473858844

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Page:

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Mining disasters attracted the attention of the public and the press during the twentieth century, just as they had done a few generations earlier. This interest was made even more immediate and certainly more graphic through the increasing use of photographic images and film; and the impact of broadcasting via radio and, eventually, television was immense. The disasters also demonstrated and underlined the tremendous courage that miners had for their comrades, selfless heroism evident on countless occasions. Although everyday fatalities in mines was far greater, it was the disasters that encouraged those in power to reform the way in which miners had to work underground, especially with regard to safety. And it would be no exaggeration to say that it was the disasters that greatly contributed to bringing the coal industry into national control. Sadly, for bereaved individuals and families, nothing could really compensate for the loss of one or more of a loved one. The impact of the big disasters, where hundreds of men and boys - one or two generations - were lost, immediately, the impact was massive, and continued to be felt many years afterwards. New and restored disaster memorials bear testimony to the great respect that former mining communities continue to have for their 'lost miners'.Using many previously unpublished images, and a carefully supportive text, the author provides a detailed overview of mining disasters in the modern era, from the early 1900s to the 1980s. It is the first book of its kind to attempt such a large project in pictorial form - with a Foreword by Ceri Thompson, curator of the Big Pit, the Welsh national mining museum. The book is published at a particularly poignant time, after the recent closure of Britain's last deep coal mine.

Finding Your Family on the InternetFinding Your Family on the Internet



Maybe , too , there ' s a part of us that wants to leave our own trace - some
indication that we lived and made some contribution , no matter how ... Of course
I ' m greatly interested in my coal mining ancestors and the hardships they
endured .

Author: Michael Otterson

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89082378704

Category:

Page: 254

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Beginner's guide to finding your family history online. --back cover.

Tracing Your Scottish AncestorsTracing Your Scottish Ancestors



A Guide to Ancestry Research in the National Archives of Scotland National
Archives of Scotland. NAS . A member of staff will speak to you , issue you with a
reader's ticket and a copy of the search room regulations , show you where the
catalogues ... Also available are source lists that gather together records from
various groups relating to particular subjects , e.g. Canada , Coal Mining , Military
records .

Author: National Archives of Scotland

Publisher: Mercat Press Books

ISBN: WISC:89085790582

Category:

Page: 213

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Based on the vast collection of records in the National Archives, this edition includes all the latest internet developments, yet still covers all the traditional resources thoroughly. The National Archives of Scotland is the government department responsible for the custody and preservation of the records of the government of Scotland.

Tracing Your Scottish AncestorsTracing Your Scottish Ancestors



4.4 Though staff are at hand to advise you further and to answer reasonable
questions , you are the one who is going to ... lists which list records from various
groups relating to particular subjects , eg Canada , Coal Mining , Military records .

Author: Cecil Sinclair

Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso

ISBN: IND:30000111189134

Category:

Page: 155

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Indispensable step-by-step guide to discovering your Scottish origins.

The Scottish Family Tree DetectiveThe Scottish Family Tree Detective



Tracing Your Ancestors in Scotland Rosemary Bigwood. Glasgow University ...
The NAS holds many coalmining records , both in their private collections ( GD )
and in the records of coalmining companies before nationalisation ( CB ) . In
some ...

Author: Rosemary Bigwood

Publisher: Family Tree Detective

ISBN: UOM:39015067642358

Category:

Page: 292

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The Scottish family tree detective is a practical, user- friendly guide to research in family history - in locating the ancestors and exploring their background. Its aim is to provide sign-posts to the past and to solve problems.

Scottish and Scotch Irish Ancestry ResearchScottish and Scotch Irish Ancestry Research



Perhaps the hardest and most difficult genealogy to trace is that of the coal
mining ancestor . ... To aid the genealogical researcher to trace the elusive coal -
miner ancestor , I wish to bring to your attention the very fine maps which are to
be ...

Author: Donald Dean Parker

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041377362

Category:

Page: 330

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Relatively SpeakingRelatively Speaking



Researchers 1 ) 2 ) Trace your Ancestors form East Kent . Researchers available
in ... Ukrainian Ancestry in Saskatchewan . Scotland 1 ) 2 ) 3 ) 4 ) 5 ) 6 ) 7 ) 8 ) 9 ...
Letter from Ancestral Heritage . Order form for Scottish Coalmining Ancestors .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89073097222

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Page:

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The New England Historical and Genealogical RegisterThe New England Historical and Genealogical Register



Tracing your Irish ancestors / Peggy Magee . - Prescott Valley , AZ : Magee
Publications , 1986 . 84 pp . Gift of Ralph J . Crandall . SCOTLAND . Scottish
coalmining ancestors / by Lindsay S . Reeks . – Baltimore : Gateway Press ;
Pleasant Hill ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015029913806

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Beginning in 1924, Proceedings are incorporated into the Apr. no.

The A Z Guide to Tracing Ancestors in BritainThe A Z Guide to Tracing Ancestors in Britain



Coal and Coal Mining , PRO Leaflet No . 48 . MINISTER ( of Religion )
Clergyman Nonconformist Churches ) . ( especially in Presbyterian and MISSING
RELATIVES You may wish to trace a relative who might have documents or
family ...

Author: F. C. Markwell

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:39000000249263

Category:

Page: 224

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This is an A to Z glossary of terms relating to genealogical research in Britain. Arranged alphabetically, it contains definitions, explanations, bibliographies, sources, addresses, and signposts pointing to every conceivable to topic of interest to the family historian. It is everything known about those curious British terms such as "Poor Law", Letters Patent, State Papers, Chancery Proceedings, GRO, and CRO. Also covered are what market towns are so important in the search for elusive marriage records. "The A-Z Guide To Tracing Ancestors In Britain" answers all these questions and hundreds more.