Tracing Your Textile Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 224 pages
Author: V. Teasdale
Year: 2009
ISBN: 9781844158706
Other: b&w photos, map, glossary, bibiliog, index
Publisher: Pen & Sword

Vivien Teasdale's concise and informative guide to the textile industry will be absorbing reading for anyone who wants to lean about its history or to research to career of an ancestor who was a textile worker.

In a clear and accessible way she takes readers through the technical, economic and social aspects of the story. She gives a graphic account of the
extraordinary growth of the industry in the 18th and 19th centuries, and of its decline in the 20th century. In the process she covers the themes and issues
that family and local historians will need to understand in order to pursue their research.

She describes the inventions that transformed the manufacture of cloth - the flying shuttle, the sinning jenny, the power loom - but she also givens a keen
insight into working life in the factories and into the close-knit communities that grew up around them. She introduces the reader to the variety of national
and local records that are available for genealogical research, from census returns, websites and publications to company records and registers, regional
archives and museums and the many other resources that can yield fascinating information about the industry and those who worked in in.

1. Getting Started
- In the Beginning
- Interviewing Relatives
- Using Archives and Record Offices
- Basic Records
- Census Returns
- Wills
- Cemeteries
- Charitable and Benevolent Institutions
- Friendly Societies
- Guilds and Companies
- Government Sources
- Family and Estate Records
- Education
- Newspapers, Magazines and Journals
- Oral and Photographic Archives
- Maps
- Mill Histories
- Personal Records
- Accidents in the Workplace
- Aliens and Immigrants
2. Sources for Workers
- School Leaving Certificate
- Factory Regulations Act
- Wages Book
- Personnel Records
- Apprenticeships
- Photographs
- Inventory of Stock
- Disputes
- Union Records
3. Sources for Owners
- Business Records
- Deed of Partnership
- Bankruptcy
- Limited Liability Companies
- Prospectus
- Memorandum and Articles of Association
- Share Books
- Register of Directors
- Co-operatives
- Financial Records
- Deeds or Indentures
- Fire Insurance
- Goad Fire - Insurance Maps
- Company Minute Books
- Letters
- Letter Headings
- Patents
- Solicitors
- Estate Agents
- Employers' Associations
- Trade Directories
4. Life in the Textile Industry
5. The Cotton Industry
- Calico Printing
6. The Linen Industry
7. Lace Making
8. The Silk Industry
9. The Wool Industry
10. Other Textile Materials
11. Other Branches of Textiles
- Machine Hosiery Manufacture
- Rope, Twine and Sailcloth Making
- Carpet and Rug Manufacture
- Leather Manufacture
- Hatting
12. Record Offices by Area
- National Sources
- Records in the East Midlands
- Records in Eastern England
- Records in the North East
- Records in the North West
- Records in South East
- Records in London
- Records in the South West
- Records in Wales
- Records in Yorkshire
13. Places to Visit and Websites by Area
- East Midlands
- Eastern England
- North East
- North West
- South East
- London
- South West
- Wales
- Yorkshire

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