Railway Work, Life & Death Project update
Dr Mike Esbester, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Portsmouth, shares news of the recent update to the Railway Work, Life & Death Project - which sees an additional 16,000+ new cases, spanning 1900-1939, added to the database.
An interview with Dr Mike Esbester, Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, by Helen Tovey, Editor, Family Tree magazine. (Apologies for small audio disruptions, in general the sound quality is very good).
About the Railway Work, Life & Death Project
The Railway Work, Life & Death Project:
- spans the later Victorian period to 1939
- covers cases of railway accidents across Britain and Ireland
- uses a range of original record collections (for instance, passenger and worker accident reports by the Railway Inspectorate, company worker accident reports, benevolent fund books, trade union records)
- involves a number of partner organisations: University of Portsmouth, National Railway Museum, Modern Records Centre University of Warwick
- is headed up by Dr Mike Esbester, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Portsmouth, in collaboration with librarians and other lecturers (see https://www.railwayaccidents.port.ac.uk/contact/) and a team of volunteers.
How to search for your ancestors in the database
To explore the Railway Work, Life & Death Project database, please visit: www.railwayaccidents.port.ac.uk
The Railway Work, Life & Death Project may also be followed as OldRailwayProjects on Twitter: @RWLDproject
Can you help?
The Railway Work, Life & Death Project team would like to hear from you regarding family connections you discover using the RWLD database. Please contact [email protected] with your research stories.