Weekly Tip: Working on the Railroad

By Gena Philibert Ortega Did your ancestor work for the railroad? Whether he was a conductor, a trainman, an engineer or one of the countless others who helped to lay the tracks across the United States, there is something that can help you learn more about their work. The United States has a rich railroading history that includes tragedy and triumph. Researching railroading ancestors can be difficult due to company mergers and lack of personnel records, but the following ideas may help you find... Read More →