Mod­ern Records Cen­tre

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war­­vices/ li­brary/mrc If you are un­able to find em­ploy­ment records for your an­ces­tor, an al­ter­na­tive might be the records of unions or pro­fes­sional as­so­ci­a­tions. Step for­ward the Univer­sity of War­wick’s Mod­ern Records Cen­tre, which looks af­ter var­i­ous trade union ar­chives and whose web­site has lots of use­ful tips. There’s a list of com­monly searched trades and oc­cu­pa­tions, adapted from a 1927 dic­tio­nary pro­duced by the Min­istry of Labour, which links to more de­tailed in­for­ma­tion about al­lied unions. Some of the union ma­te­rial held here is avail­able via Find­my­past ( find­my­­ti­cles/ univer­sity- of-war­wick-part­ner-page), and the Cen­tre also looks af­ter mo­tor in­dus­try records, es­pe­cially re­lat­ing to the Rover Group.

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