How To Find Your Teacher Ances­tors

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - TEACHERS -

There are many re­sources on­line that can help you re­search your rel­a­tives

The Na­tional Ar­chives’ web­site has on­line guides cover­ing teach­ers’ records and teacher­train­ing: bit.ly/tna-teacher-records and bit.ly/ tna-teacher-train­ing. Pub­lic and gram­mar schools’ own ar­chives may in­clude staff records and year­books, while lo­cal and county ar­chives hold sur­viv­ing records for day schools, Sun­day schools, lo­cal ed­u­ca­tion au­thor­ity schools, and for­mer Na­tional or Bri­tish schools – search for them via TNA’s on­line cat­a­logue at dis­cov­ery. na­tion­alarchives.gov.uk.

The Church of Eng­land Records Cen­tre holds Na­tional So­ci­ety records ( lam­beth palaceli­brary.org/con­tent/cer­c­col­lec­tions), while the Bri­tish & For­eign School So­ci­ety

Archive is part of Brunel Univer­sity Ar­chives, and its cat­a­logue is on­line: bfss.org.uk/archive. The ar­chives of teacher-train­ing col­leges will in­clude ad­mis­sion reg­is­ters, pho­tos, etc.

Find­my­past has Teach­ers Registration Coun­cil reg­is­ters 1914–1948 ( bit.ly/fmptrcr) and First World War-era trade union records ( bit.ly/fmp-trade), while An­ces­try has teach­ers in Ireland (1826) at bit.ly/anc-teachire­land and TheGe­neal­o­gist has the Teach­ers Registration Coun­cil’s regis­ter for 1917: bit.ly/ gene-teach­ers. The Mod­ern Records Cen­tre at the Univer­sity of War­wick holds the Na­tional Union of Teach­ers’ records for 1870–2010: mrc-cat­a­logue.war­wick.ac.uk/records/NUT.

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