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New: Trade Union Membership Registers

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Newly published on Findmypast.co.uk is an archive of Trade Union Membership Registers. These are three million British trade union records from the Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick. The collection includes images of the original record books from 9 unions.

The information on each record can vary depending on the type of record but there is the potential to discover: name, birth year, admission year, age at admission, trade, union name, union branch and county. Some may also provide marriage dates, payments received, date and reason for leaving (exclusion), and date of death if a serving member.

The Unions are:

Amalgamated Society of Carpenters & Joiners
Amalgamated Society of Carpenters, Cabinetmakers & Joiners
General Union of Carpenters & Joiners
Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers
Amalgamated Society of Lithographic Artists, Designers, Engravers & Process Workers
Amalgamated Society of Lithographic Printers
Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants
National Union of Railwaymen
United Society of Boilermakers & Iron Shipbuilders

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