Tag Archives | family history

One day, 2000 records!

We’re excited to announce that we’re taking part in Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine’s ‘Transcription Tuesday’ event! On a single day, we’re going to be working together – with your help – to transcribe the entire contents of a volume of trade union records, full of details about worker accidents. It’s going to […]

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A SAD AND UNUSUAL DISCOVERY IN FAMILY RESEARCH

We’re pleased to be able to feature another guest contribution, from family historian Enid Rispin looking back at the railway ancestors in her family – though with a tragic tale. It helps to illustrate the lasting damage of workplace accidents that stretched beyond the physical – something not generally revealed in the official accident reports, […]

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What happened to James Chown?

In this guest blog post, Steve Chown outlines the few details he has of his grandfather Jim’s accident on the railways around the time of the Second World War, including his convalescence.  Unfortunately Jim’s accident appears not to have been investigated – possibly because of the war, or possibly because it was one of the […]

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Family History & Academic History – & beyond!

On Saturday the project was represented at a really interesting workshop in Leeds, exploring the connections and collaborative potential between family historians and academic historians – and plenty of others, as it turned out! The workshop was part of the ‘Living with Dying’ project, based at the University of Leeds and exploring the social history […]

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James Walsh, 2 July 1882 – 8 May 1911

We’re delighted to receive this guest post, contributed by Fiona Forde, one of the people who’ve used our database. Fiona saw our tweet (@RWLDproject) about the case of James Walsh and decided to explore it in more detail, using our database as a starting point and exploring the various other records that might be pieced […]

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Where are we now?

The spreadsheet has been available from the site for around 2 months now, so we thought it might be a good chance to give a brief update, thank you for your interest – and ask you for your feedback on what we’re doing. The website has had well over 3,000 views, and the spreadsheet has […]

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