Sara and Jean discuss some of the possible genealogical issues (i.e., tracking family) that may be affected by ancestors who were child laborers. They also talk some about their own work experience in hopes it might inspire listeners to include such details in their personal history writings.
Both genealogists mentioned some resources that folks might check out and those are listed here:
Child Labor (around the world)
Child Labor in China
Child Labor in Africa
Child Labor Laws in US
Info on Minors and Employment
Digitized records from Riverside
The videos of the NGS conference Sara mentioned:
"Breaker Boys and Spinner Girls: Child Labor Laws and Their Records"
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
"Turning Witnesses into Evidence"
Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
Access to these and other Lectures from NGS 2020 can be purchased at:
Title: WILSON, WOODROW. SIGNING CHILD LABOR BILL
Contributor Names Harris & Ewing, photographer
Created / Published[between 1910 and 1917]
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