British genealogy database site FindMyPast
has added the first names from an index to Great Western Railway Shareholders.
This release has records dating from 1835 to 1910. Ultimately, you’ll be able to search information on 290,000 people—including 77,000 shareholders, plus executors and spouses—dating from 1835 to 1932.
Most of the records cover shareholders’ deaths, since the change in share ownership had to be registered. If your ancestor’s in here, you could see his or her name; address; date of death, probate, marriage or other event; and the names of the other parties.
The Great Western Railway, built so Bristol could compete with Liverpool as a commercial port, was founded in 1833 and became the Western Region of British Railways when the railway was nationalized in 1948. It linked London to the West Country, South Wales and the southwest England.
FindMyPast registered users can view details on shareholders with seven pay-per-view units ($14.30 for 60 units) or an Explorer subscription (about $178).
The original shareholders’ records are at the Society of Genealogists
’ London headquarters.
Friday, January 25, 2008 3:50:31 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)