The Pub History Society
Researching the pub
One of the reasons that people visit us is to find out a bit more on how to research the history of their local pub.
On this page we provide a brief guide and a selection of sources that may be useful. Much of the information has been compuiled by Simon Fowler, the Treasurer of the society. Simon has many years experience in all matters conncerning historical research. If you would like to make use of his services he is available for private research and he has a website at www.history-man.co.uk
Some useful articles on researching pubs
Tracing your ancestors who worked in pubs A guide on where to start.
Allied Brewery Archive The archive was split up several years ago and rescued by 2 members of the Brewery History Society. The material was relocated to many record offices. This is the story of how it was done. An appendix of where the material ended up can be downloaded here
Useful Links for helping with research
List of Libraries in the UK
COPAC National, Academic, and Specialist Library Catalogue
Researching the history of buildings
www.genuki.org.uk A large collection of genealogical information pages for
England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. Searches can be made for inns etc. These are usually from Directories.