Tag Archives: family history

A First World War tragedy, the origins of Lassie and the loyalty of Bruce

This post has been written by Harriet Steers – one of our First World War archive volunteers –  and continues to reveal stories emerging from updating our fallen railwaymen list. Whilst looking through the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) Gazette … Continue reading

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Stories from the Western Front: 1000 entries now updated on our list of fallen railwaymen

This blog is written by Harriet Steers, one of our archive volunteers who is researching railways and the First World War. We recently started a project to enhance the NRM’s list of 20,000 railwaymen who died in the First World … Continue reading

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Remember these? How would you track the modern railway industry?

This is a guest post by Associate Archivist Alison Kay and the National Railway Museum volunteer team. Hundreds of railway companies have existed over the last 200 years, with even very recent companies fading into distant memory. The British railway industry has always … Continue reading

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The Million Go Forth: Early Railway Excursions

This is a guest post written by Susan Major What was it really like for ordinary people? When I started exploring topics for my research degree I wanted to investigate what the new 19th century railways in Britain meant to … Continue reading

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Discovering my family history

In 2009, I finally became an Auntie to a gorgeous little boy called William. I began thinking about all the family stories and secrets I could tell him when he was older, however I knew next to nothing about my … Continue reading

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Post 1950 family history resources

In my last post I mentioned that we would be showcasing library and archive material of potential interest to family historians. So I thought I’d share with you this useful and rather underused resource – the Transport Directory (later to … Continue reading

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Sporty railway ancestors?

Many of our visitors to Search Engine are interested in tracing their railway ancestors. We offer some help and assistance in this area (see our fact sheet) but we’re aware that there is more material within our library and archive collections that may … Continue reading

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