Genealogy Journeys®

Podcast 70 - Child Labor over the Years & around the World

June 12, 2020



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,on%20study%20than%20other%20children.

 Child Labor in Africa

 Child Labor Laws in US

 Info on Minors and Employment

 Digitized records from Riverside

 Indexing project

 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:


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Contributor Names Harris & Ewing, photographer

Created / Published[between 1910 and 1917]

Downloaded from Library of Congress 

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