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Occupational Research: Railroad Records

By Paula Stuart-Warren Premium
Did your great-grandpa (or grandma) work for the railroad? The trick lies in figuring out which railroad your ancestor worked for, and Paula Stuart-Warren has some tips for finding those relevant railroad records in this short video.

A few tips and genealogy resources to check first:

  • County histories
  • Newspapers
  • City directories

Once you have the name of the railroad, you can do some general searches to find out more about what records might exist today that will reveal more about your family history when it comes to this popular occupation.

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