Finding help

This guide was last updated in 2014

Material documenting your ancestor’s career may have been deposited in more than one archive, so it’s worth scouting around to see what’s out there.

The Theatre-UK mailing list (here) and the Music-Occupations list (here) have the option to search the archives by keyword to see if anyone has mentioned your ancestor in a past thread. You can subscribe to the lists for free by email, letting you send out requests for advice to other subscribers, and receive helpful tips and news.

The Music Hall & Theatre History Website at also has a forum where researchers can help each other out at

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