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New Legal Ancestors’ records now online!

Discover judges, barristers and other court officials in Lawyer lists from 1780 to 1911

Finding that an ancestor belongs to a profession or occupation can be a great way into researching a family tree. Many of them will be recorded in specially produced lists or directories, such as those lawyer lists that are being released online today by TheGenealogist.

For researchers with forebears that belonged to the legal profession, a great set of new historical data has just joined the ever expanding Occupational Record set on TheGenealogist. These book records can give family historians fascinating facts about an ancestor, often revealing to researchers useful details of their lives beyond simply their professional particulars. 

[The Royal Courts of Justice, London]


These resources can be used to reveal:

  • addresses of ancestors in the legal profession
  • confirm or unearth relevant dates
  • some biographical entries will even give names of other family members
  • schools and universities that forebears attended
  • the qualifications that an ancestor had gained
  • details of judges and lawyers involved in an ancestor’s cases

With the release of thousands of records online Diamond subscribers of TheGenealogist can now look for members of legal professionals in a number of listings with a legal flavour from 1780 to 1911.

Read TheGenealogist’s article, An Ancestor Bar None:


About TheGenealogist


TheGenealogist is an award-winning online family history website, which puts a wealth of information at the fingertips of family historians. Their approach is to bring hard to use physical records to life online with easy to use interfaces such as their Tithe and newly released Lloyd George Domesday collections. 


TheGenealogist’s innovative SmartSearch technology links records together to help you find your ancestors more easily. TheGenealogist is one of the leading providers of online family history records. Along with the standard Birth, Marriage, Death and Census records, they also have significant collections of Parish and Nonconformist records, PCC Will Records, Irish Records, Military records, Occupations, Newspaper record collections amongst many others.


TheGenealogist uses the latest technology to help you bring your family history to life. Use TheGenealogist to find your ancestors today!


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