Tracing your East End Ancestors
a guide for family historians
Was it Always a Poor, Deprived Area?
The Middle Ages
Tudor Times: Sea Dogs and the `Country East Enders'
Puritans, Sailors and French Weavers, 1600-1700
Jack Tars, Silk Weavers and Nabobs, 1700-1800
Dock Hands and Manufacturers, 1800-50
`The People of the Abyss', 1850-1900
`A Great Family Party', From 1900
ch. 2 Research
Understanding the Records
ch. 3 The Prime Sources
General Register Office (GRO), 1837-Present
ch. 4 Other Major Sources
Wills and Probate
Death Duty Records
Cemetery Records and Monumental Inscriptions
Directories and Voters' Lists
Land Tax Records
Livery Company Records and Links with the City
Contents note continued: Some Seventeenth-century Census-type Records
Manor Court Records
ch. 5 Records of Groups
Paupers and Orphans
Charities for the Poor
Scots and Welsh
Immigrants from Abroad
Emigrants to North America and the West Indies
Emigrants to Australia
ch. 6 Occupational Groups
Watermen and Lightermen
ch. 7 The Second World War - the Blitz
ch. 8 The Street/House They Lived In
ch. 9 Maps.
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