Friday, 15 July 2011

FindmyPast - Business Index Collection

FindmyPast (www.findmypast.co.uk) has launched a new collection of business records from the holdings of the Society of Genealogists, in the form of its Business Index Collection.

From the FMP blog:

The collection is made up of a selection of 17 books and trade dictionaries produced in different areas of the UK from 1893 – 1927, with 9,757 records showcasing businesses and prominent people of the late Victorian era and early twentieth century. You can find out more detailed information about the Business Index Collection here.

The records can provide a lot of detail about your ancestors’ lives, often including a photograph and a short biography which will detail their education and experience, memberships of corporations and clubs, their hobbies or leisure activities as well as any charities they may have been involved with.


Further information is available at http://blog.findmypast.co.uk/2011/07/new-records-reveal-pioneering-british-businesswomen/

Chris

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