[APG Public List] Occupations in 18th and 19th Centuries

ndnicol at epix.net ndnicol at epix.net
Sat Feb 6 20:01:05 MST 2010

Hello Jay,

Here are a couple of titles I find useful, not only for occupations, but other terms as well:

Paul Drake, What Did They Mean By That?: A Dictionary of Historical Terms for Genealogists (Heritage Books, 1994).

Marc McCutcheon, The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in the 1800s (Cincinnati: Writers Digest Books, 1993). This has a chapter on occupations.

There are probably a few newer titles out there, as well.

Best wishes,

Doug Nicol

Norman D. Nicol, Ph.D.
Professional Genealogist/Family Historian
Specializing in NE Pennsylvania, England, esp. Cornwall, and Scotland

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