• Tracing Your Potteries Ancestors

Tracing Your Potteries Ancestors

by Midland Ancestors member Mike Sharpe and published by Pen & Sword

226 pages

Tracing Your Potteries Ancestors introduces readers to the wealth of information available to those wishing to trace their North Staffordshire roots. The book provides a fascinating insight into the history of this part of the Midlands which was for so long dominated by the pottery industry. The six pottery towns – Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton and Longton – are at the heart of the story, charting the transition of the Six Towns from scattered farming communities to a thriving industrial conurbation. The living conditions of the urban poor, health and welfare, the influence of religion and migration, education, leisure pursuits, and the traumatic experience of war are all explored, and the many different archives and sources that are open to family history researchers are explained. The book is an essential guide for anyone researching the life of an individual or family connected with the area, bringing together all the relevant local and national archives for the first time. 

  • Essential handbook for anyone researching the local and family history of the Potteries
  • Focuses on the experiences of the ordinary people who lived and worked in the area
  • A compendium of sources from legal and ecclesiastical archives, to the records of local government, employers, institutions, clubs, societies and schools
  • Shows how local industry gained a worldwide reputation for pottery production, then declined
  • Written for novices and experienced researchers alike.

 These are signed copies direct from the author.

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