Biography & Who's Who
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.