Tracing Your Trade and Craftmen Ancestors
A practical guide to finding out about trade and craftsmen through their lives, their work and the world they lived in. The author introduces many trades and crafts, looks at their practices and long traditions, and identifies and explains the sources you can go to in order to discover more about them and their families.
Chapters cover the guilds, the merchants, shopkeepers, builders, smiths and metalworkers, cordwainers and shoemakers, tailors and dressmakers, coopers, wheelwrights and carriage-makers, and a long list of other trades and crafts. The training and apprenticeships of individuals who worked in these trades and crafts are described, as are their skills and working conditions and the genealogical resources that preserve their history and give an insight into their lives.
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