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Ramseyclan

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is there anywhere you can search to find out about
your ancestors business

I have a few who were shoemakers or butchers
just wondered if there were records of businesses

thanks
 

duckweed

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It depends where you are searching. There are trade indexes but also apprenticeship records. There is a Manchester list of businesses online which is quite detailed. Some local archives have much more detailed records of local businesses and then in London there are the fire insurance records.
 

gibbo

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Sometimes newspapers have articles on different businesses. Sometimes there can be useful snippets in them. Of course that depends if it was news worthy or the area they lived in.
 
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