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New Occupational Records reveal biographical details of those in The Arts

- Find out more about ancestors who were writers, artists, actors and more


A new release of records by family history website TheGenealogist allows English, Scottish and Welsh family historians to discover useful information on a myriad of people. From ancestors who were writers, artists, actors and many other professions, this collection opens up the lives of these people for the researcher. 


Using entries recorded in a number of biographical resources Diamond subscribers of TheGenealogist can fill in gaps with tantalising facts about the person. Facts which can lead on to all sorts of other records and avenues for investigation.


[Biographical Records from TheGenealogist]


The name rich resources that make up this release augment TheGenealogist’s already extensive Occupational Records. Fully searchable by name or keyword from TheGenealogist’s Master Search, the new records come from a variety of publications, including:

  • Contemporary Biographies at the Opening of the 20th Century, Volume I
  • Contemporary Biographies at the Opening of the 20th Century Volume II
  • The Green Room Book 1907
  • The Dramatic List 1879
  • The Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook 1908
  • The Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography 1863

Researchers can use these records to fill in gaps in the lives of individuals, discover stories and anecdotes about the person, read facts which may lead you on to research other records and point you towards more avenues for investigation.

To learn more about how this collection of records helped us in the research of A Child Actress who Managed The Prince of Wales’s Royal Theatre read our article here:



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