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British Abroad, British Islands : Classification : Occupations / Trades / Apprentices


Many websites give information about the various trades and occupations our ancestors followed. Apprentice records will list those who are indentured and the nature of the role. If you are seeking information in a specific occupation please try the Occupations search page.

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Classification:Institutions / Workhouses / Hospitals etc., Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:Blacksmiths Index
Link:http://blacksmiths.mygenwebs.com/
Description:A Genealogical Index of Blacksmiths and Related Occupations
Extra Info:As well as blacksmiths, includes many other related occupations, also blacksmiths residing in asylums and workhouses.
Classification:Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records
Title:British and European Adventurers in Gran Colombia
Link:https://hispanic-anglosphere.com/2018/08/23/record...
Description:British and European Adventurers in Gran Columbia 1810-1830 some up to 1890
Extra Info:Also lists nationality, with date of birth and occupation on some records. PDF file format.
Classification:Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records
Title:British People in Argentina
Link:http://www.greywall.demon.co.uk/genealogy/
Description:British People in Argentina
Extra Info:Includes a list of British residents and merchants.
Classification:Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:Child Apprentices in America from Christ's Hospital, London
Link:Child Apprentices in America from Christ's Hospital, London
Description:Child Apprentices in America from Christ's Hospital, London, 1617-1778
Extra Info:Bluecoat School children who left for America to serve apprenticeships. Some were as young as 3 years old. Also some list the ship on which they travelled.
Classification:Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records
Title:China Familes - Families Living and Working in China
Link:https://www.chinafamilies.net/
Description:China Familes - Families of All Nationalities who Lived, Worked and Died in China 1850-1940
Extra Info:Click on Records to see the databases that are currently included. Currently over 50,000 names can be searched.
Classification:Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Information, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:East India Company Ships
Link:https://eicships.threedecks.org/
Description:Information on the Ships, Voyages and Seafarers of the East India Company's Mercantile Services
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, School / Educational Records / Alumni, Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Associations and Civil Officials Lists, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc., Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records, Photographs / Pictures, Journals / Diaries
Title:Families in British India Society
Link:https://www.fibis.org
Description:Families in British India Society
Extra Info:The Fibis database and FIbiWiki sections appear to contain most of the information.
Classification:Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records
Title:Hudson Bay Company Archive
Link:https://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/biographic...
Description:Hudson Bay Company Archive - Biographical Sheets
Extra Info:Information sheets on those who worked for the Hudson Bay Company, for many it includes place of birth, positions in the company and more.
Classification:Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:Institute of Chartered Accountants
Link:https://www.icaew.com/en/library/historical-resour...
Description:Institute of Chartered Accountants
Extra Info:An index to obituaries and photographs of individuals from 1874 to 1965. Also has some details about evolutions of the larger accountancy firms
Classification:Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:Institute of Chartered Accountants - List of Members 1904
Link:http://archive.org/details/listofmembers19000instr...
Description:Institute of Chartered Accountants - List of Members 1904
Extra Info:Online book. Lists the members in 1904 and details of their employment. Also includes some members practicing abroad.
Classification:Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters
Link:http://marinersandships.com.au/
Description:Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters
Extra Info:The sites lists ships by year and month as well as a surname search.
Classification:Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America
Link:http://www.themusichallguild.com/index.php
Description:Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America
Extra Info:Includes a database of artistes, many with photographs.
Classification:Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:National Archives - Digital Microfilms Online
Link:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-...
Description:National Archives - Digital Microfilms Online
Extra Info:Please read the instructions and information before downloading. Includes New South Wales convict entry books, convict transportation registers, and more.
Classification:Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:New Zealand Fencible Society
Link:http://www.nzfenciblesociety.org.nz/
Description:New Zealand Fencibles - From Britain and Ireland 1847-1852
Classification:Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:New Zealand Maritime Index
Link:http://www.nzmaritimeindex.org.nz/
Description:New Zealand Maritime Index
Extra Info:Search for vessels, organisations, subjects, and people, mentioned in a number of publications currently being indexed by the Museum.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Street Directories / Gazetteers / Maps, Newspapers, Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:Scotland Data from Ancestry
Link:Scotland Data from Ancestry
Description:Scotland Data Collection from Ancestry
Extra Info:Includes Emmigrants and Immigrants; Numerous Directories and Gazetteers and more.
Classification:Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:Scots in Argentina
Link:https://web.archive.org/web/20180722214755/http://...
Description:Scots in Argentina 1800-1932, Including the Argentine and Chilean Patagonia
Extra Info:An archived copy of a site that is no longer live. Most information is still available. Includes a list of Scots owners of sheep ranches in Southern Patagonia, as well as shepherds in the Falklands and Scottish railwaymen. May not work with all browsers.
Classification:Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:South African Genealogy
Link:http://sagenealogy.co.za/
Description:South African Genealogy
Extra Info:Includes passenger lists from England to South Africa and a list of medical practitioners, some of whom qualified at British universities.
Classification:Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records, Travellers / Romany / Canal Folk
Title:The Free Encyclopedia of the International Circus
Link:http://www.circopedia.org/Main_Page
Description:A unique ongoing historical archive of the art form of the circus and its development over the past 250 years of its history.
Classification:Poll / Electoral / Voters Registers, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Companies / Employee and Union Lists, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Poor Rate, Other Records
Title:The Society of Genealogists (SOG)
Link:http://www.sog.org.uk/
Description:The Society of Genealogists (SOG)
Extra Info:Can search for a surname for free, however a membership is required to access the detailed information. Click Search to see a list of the data online.
Classification:Religious Lists / Records, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:The Surman Index Online
Link:http://www.english.qmul.ac.uk/drwilliams/surman/in...
Description:Biographical Card Index of Congregational Ministers
Classification:Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Information, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:Three Decks - Warships in the Age of Sail
Link:https://threedecks.org/
Description:This site aims to be the premier web resource for researching naval history during the Age of Sail.
Classification:Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records
Title:War of 1812 - Privateers and Letters of Marque
Link:https://www.1812privateers.org/
Description:War of 1812 - Privateers and Letters of Marque
Extra Info:List of privateers and the letters of marque that they received, also the ships they sailed in.

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