Trace your railway ancestor's story



"Wyvern" Railway Ancestry Research Advice


Railway AncestorsWe have many sources available to us to help you answer the four basic questions you need to ask to trace your railway ancestor in ANY COMPANY in England and Wales during the period 1830 to 1923.

  • WHICH RAILWAY COMPANY did they work for?
  • WHEN were they working?
  • WHERE were they employed?
  • WHAT did they do?


Our research service provides information not just on your ancestor's railway record but also a wealth of background information including histories of the companies that employed them, stations where they worked, cartographic information and the social history of there occupation.

Thank you very much for your efforts and presenting your findings in such a professional manner. There is a wealth of information which gives us an insight into people living at the time - Mr N, Wiltshire.



Giving Advice at a Family History FairFor Midland Railway enquiries our “WYVERN MIDLAND RAILWAY INDEX” offers the following resources:

  • MIDLAND RAILWAY STAFF INDEX
  • MIDLAND RAILWAY SURNAMES INDEX
  • MIDLAND RAILWAY ACCIDENTS
  • CONTRACTORS ENGINEERS AND NAVVIES

We also give talks on the history of the railways which are suitable for Family History, Local History and Railway Societies. We attend many fairs and open days to offer advice on researching railway ancestors.