Guildhall Library

This guide was last updated in 2009

Investigate records for specific groups of dock workers, based on your information from the basic genealogical records.

If your ancestor was listed as a watermen or lightermen, their surviving records will be held at the Guildhall Library in London: have a look at for an introduction to these records. The Museum in Docklands holds some records of dock police both before and after 1909.

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