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Discussion in 'Occupations' started by Heather, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. Heather

    Heather LostCousins Member

    I have looked around the LC site and entered "occupations" in the search box and I cannot find this site listed anywhere. I'm not sure if this is the correct procedure for entering interesting sites that others may find useful but I use this site quite a lot Hall genealogy link to old occupations There are many interesting links on this site including military, illnesses and medical terms, to name a few, that is if you have an hour or two to spare !!
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  2. AdrienneQ

    AdrienneQ Moderator Staff Member

    Hi Heather thanks for the link, and yes it is the correct procedure apart from how we try to enter a slightly more meaningful label over the URL rather then the URL itself.
    We already have this link under "old occupations" but our way of entering the label may have masked it in your search.
    I will re-label your link (I am the Moderator) but make it different from the other one to help in future searches
  3. Bob Spiers

    Bob Spiers LostCousins Star

    OK, here's one for all you handwriting sleuths, what on earth is the occupation of this ancestor of mine (born 1883) as shown in the 1911 Census where he is shown as a Worker. Is the first word meant to be Scrap or Strap followed by Bumper? And (Industry or Service with which worker is connected) as "Metal ?" occupation query JH.JPG

    The transcription insists he is a Srap Bumper
  4. Helen7

    Helen7 LostCousins Star

    The industry looks like "Metal Rolling".
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  5. Pauline

    Pauline LostCousins Star

    Well, strictly speaking the transcription is correct as I think it probably does say Srap Bumper. But I would guess it was meant to be Scrap Bumper otherwise known as a Scrap Bundler. That is, someone who gathered up into bundles the bits of scrap left from the metal rolling process - possibly rolling tin plate.
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  6. Bob Spiers

    Bob Spiers LostCousins Star

    Thanks Helen & Pauline, I think I will settle for Scrap Bundler.
  7. Alexander Bisset

    Alexander Bisset Administrator Staff Member

    It is marked as occupation 679, I did have a link to a list of 1911 occupations at one point but can’t find it now. They indexed them all for statistical purposes.
  8. Heather

    Heather LostCousins Member

    I found the list on FMP, sorry but it isn't much help, 679 is listed as "other metal workers".
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