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Source Information

Ancestry.com. UK, Civil Engineer Lists, 1818-1930 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: Civil Engineer Lists, 1868–1930. London, UK: Institution of Civil Engineers.

About UK, Civil Engineer Lists, 1818-1930

This collection contains admission and member lists from the Institution of Civil Engineers in the UK.

Historical Background

A group of young civil engineers met in 1818 to found a professional organization to “foster and promote the art and science of civil engineering.” That organization, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), received a royal charter in 1828, and by the end of the 19th century had become both an educational and a qualifying body as it introduced examinations for civil engineers. Today, the ICE is a worldwide organization with more than 80,000 members.

Engineering records from the late 19th century document a particularly important era in UK history. Records like these can tie into occupations in the census, railway records, and trade union records, as well as revealing biographical details and work patterns over time.

What You May Find in These Records

Published in volumes that came out several times a year, these lists contain the engineer’s name, election year, location, and professional position held.

Years 1867 and prior, and all other years ending in a '6 are indexed. Other years will be available in the browse, but will not be searchable. There are some overlapping years in the browse. This is due to the fact that in later years of the society, lists came out multiple times per year. These lists were bound together, sometimes skipping one month's release in one binding, but it is found in another.

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