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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 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:Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Information, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:East India Company Ships
Link:http://www.eicships.info/
Description:Information on the Ships, Voyages and Seafarers of the East India Company's Mercantile Services
Extra Info:Work in progress -- expect more data in future.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, School / Educational Records, 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:http://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:http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/biographica...
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:http://www.icaew.com/en/library/historical-resourc...
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:Maritime Memorials
Link:http://memorials.rmg.co.uk/
Description:Maritime Memorials
Extra Info:The National Maritime Museum memorial index includes records of monuments commemorating British people with maritime related work or careers and the victims of disaster at sea.
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:National Archives - Online Merchant Navy Indexes and Records
Link:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-...
Description:National Archives - Online Merchant Navy Indexes and Records
Extra Info:Online Merchant Navy indexes and records.
Classification:Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:National Archives - Online Navy Records and Indexes
Link:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-...
Description:National Archives - Online Navy Records and Indexes
Extra Info:Includes medals awarded to merchant seamen in WWI and WWII, also an index to seamen's names 1860 -1867, and more.
Classification:Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:National Archives - WWI Merchant Seamen's Medals
Link:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-...
Description:National Archives - WWI Merchant Seamen's Medals
Extra Info:Campaign medals issues to merchant seamen in world war one. Free to search, but pay to view medal cards.
Classification:Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:National Archives - WWII Merchant Seamen's Medals
Link:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-...
Description:National Archives - WWII Merchant Seamen's Medals
Extra Info:Campaign medals issues to merchant seamen in world war two. Free to search, but pay to view medal cards.
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:Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Journals / Diaries
Title:Scarlet Finders - British Military Nurses
Link:http://www.scarletfinders.co.uk/index.html
Description:Scarlet Finders - British Military Nurses
Extra Info:Includes the war diary of Matron-in-Chief, British Expeditionary Force for 1914-1919.
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:http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/scotsinargpat/
Description:Scots in Argentina 1800-1932, Including the Argentine and Chilean Patagonia
Extra Info: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://www.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: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, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records
Title:War of 1812 - Privateers and Letters of Marque
Link:http://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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