HOW TO USE THE THE WORK WORLD SECTION OF THE WEBSITE.
- If you are new to Genealogy or doing research on the types of work your family did this is a good place to get started.
- You might want to start by watching the video on Industrialization in the box to the right. Additional Labor video’s can be found HERE.
- The Labor Archive section is a place to start to identify state by state resources for documents that will give you background that may help you understand your ancestors and the work that they were involved in.
- The list of strikes will help you further pinpoint your ancestors involvement in any labor issues they might have been involved in.
- Working conditions in the 19th and 20th century were dangerous and unhealthy. Content in this area will help you understand the work enviornment by occupational group.
Listing of Factory workers names in top 20 cities in 1900
|1.||New York, N.Y.||3,437,202|
|4.||St. Louis, Mo.||575,238|
|9.||San Francisco, Calif.||342,782|
|17.||Jersey City, N.J.||206,433|