Occupational Journals

Occupational journals may provide a variety of unexpected details on an ancestor. This entry from a 1900 edition of the Moulder’s JournalĀ  includes a “Black Record” of union men who members may wish to refrain from employing or doing business with. Many of these journals have been digitized and are available onĀ GoogleBooks. The people mentioned in these books do sometimes include common men–not just “movers and shakers.”moulders-denied