United States Occupations

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Online Resources[edit | edit source]

Doctors[edit | edit source]

A directory of nineteenth-century American doctors, which includes biographical information, is available in:

Lawyers[edit | edit source]

A directory of lawyers in the United States was published in 1851 and is available online.

Utilize these sites to learn about early occupations: Genealogical Early Occupations; Occupations From Yesteryear

Railroad Employees[edit | edit source]

The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board administers a Federal retirement benefit program covering the nation's railroad workers that were employed after 1936. Contact them and they will determine if they hold the applicable records or if you will need to place the request with the National Archives. Information on living persons can only be obtained with written permission.

U.S. Railroad Retirement Board
Congressional Inquiry Section
844 North Rush Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2092

  • Genealogy Quick Look provides an index to a portion of resources available through the Midwest Genealogy Center as well as inactive pension claims from the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board. Search the index by name and/or date. If you locate a resource, you will have an opportunity to request it from the source organization.

Bricklayers, Masons, & Plasterers[edit | edit source]

Bricklayers, Masons, & Plasterers Union (pub.1914) searchable online book .

International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers

Multiple occupations[edit | edit source]

Lists of people who served in various positions, including but not limited to local government positions (clerks, mayors, postmasters, surveyors, sheriffs, coroners, constables, district attorneys), state government positions (governors, legislators), ministers, deacons, college trustees, judges, treasurers, professors: https://www.ourfamtree.org/records

1921-1970 U.S., National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel, 1921-1970- Index ($)