In another recent question (Is there Index to Cornish Mining Captains?) I referred to my 5th great grandfather Richard Boyens (sometimes spelled Boyns) who I believe to have been a Mining Captain at ...
My 4th great grandfather William Symons had his occupation in Helston, Cornwall described at least half a dozen times in christening records and marriage certificates of his children and his own death ...
While collecting late-1800s census records for my husband’s family in South Devon, England, I found a census entry for their family with a visitor/boarder who was a photographer. William Haddy was ...
Does anyone out there have any information on glaziers rescuing medieval stained glass in World War II? My grandfather William Manning was in this reserved occupation and I am trying to find out if ...
In an 1880 US Census entry, the occupation of Daniel Card is listed as "Works in Woods." What does that mean? Where I grew up, the word "woods" was a synonym for forest so I immediately thought ...
My 3rd great grandfather, William Slight, was born about 1832 in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland to James Slight (a Mason) and Elizabeth Boyd (daughter of a Mason). In the 1841 Scotland Census he ...
On my parent's marriage certificate dated 1954, my mother's occupation is given as "Viewer". From oral testimony, I know that they met while both working at the Rover car factory in Solihull, UK. ...