The Genealogist Research Guide

Biographical records are a valuable resource for family historians, as they provide detailed information on individuals, which can include birth, marriage and death as well as achievements, education and where they lived.  Some entries also provide information on other family members such as parents and siblings.

 

Dictionary of National Biography

 Published in 1930, this extensive collection of biographies provides details of men and women who influenced the history of the British Isles and around the world.  The first volume was completed in 1885 and the entire collection was completed in 1900. 

Information recorded can include births, baptisms, marriages and burials, education, details of siblings and other family members.  Some entries also give details of parents with important dates in their lives and their occupation.   

 

Who's Who in the Theatre – 1922

Contains biographies of actors, actresses and critics here and on the continent. There are also family trees of theatrical families, theatrical and musical obituaries, and a Roll of Honour for actors, musicians, writers and workers for the stage 1914-1918.

 

Who's Who in British Aviation 1936

Search for your aeronautical relatives with this record set that contains a directory listing each individual's achievements (with dates), and address. Also includes an obituary section, and details of clubs, institutions, etc. and civil aviation in the British Empire.

 

Masonic Who’s Who 1926

 Contains Masonic and general biographical details of freemen from around the world who were associated with the United Grand Lodge of England

 

Old Public School Boys' Who's Who - Eton 1933

Documents the achievements of Old Etonians who were living in 1933. Amongst the information you can find details on the individual's parents, spouse, and siblings, personal achievements, career, and address.

 

Yorkshire Who's Who's, 1912

 Biographies of the 'principal residents' of Yorkshire in 1912. Amongst the information you can find details on the individual's parents, spouse, and siblings, personal achievements, career, and hobbies.  Includes members of York’s famous confectionary family, the Rowntree’s, who were active contributors to Yorkshire society, introducing better conditions for workers and leading the campaign for social reform.

 

London Who's who 1897

This lists all the most prominent people in the kingdom from royalty to the political and artistic, including the aristocracy and those in important public roles. Various information is available for each entry and there is an extensive biography section.

 

Who's Who in Sport 1935

Search for your sporting relatives in this directory that lists each individual's achievements in their specialist fields. Also includes an encyclopedia of sports and games, sports obituary, and sporting bodies.

 

Old Public School Boys' Who's Who - Eton 1933

Who's Who in the British War Mission in the United States 1918

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography 1654-1930
The Dictionary of National Biography
The Dictionary of National Biography Persons Who Died 1912-1921

Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography

Irish Heroes in the War (World War I)

Who's Who in Staffordshire 1844-1930
Who's Who in British Aviation - 1936
Whos Who in Aviation and Directory 1918
Who's Who in Freemasonry 1913-1914
Who's Who in Music 1935
Who's Who in Sport - 1935

Yorkshire Who's Who's, 1912

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