Records we use to find your ancestor



We have many sources available to us to help you to trace your railway ancestor in ANY COMPANY in the UK during the period 1825 to 1923


In additiion for ancestors with any connection to the Midland Railway we can also search our indexes.

We draw this information together from a range of sources:

  • Railway staff records at the National Archives
  • Midland Railway Directors Minutes
  • Board of Trade Accident Reports
  • Midland Railway Great War Roll of Honour
  • For King and Country
  • Midland Railway Friendly Society Sick Allowances
  • 19th Century newspaper reports
  • Books, magazines and maps from our own extensive collection