Did your ancestor work on the railways in the UK?
When I give my family history talk on Ancestry.com, I always like to mention the databases of Railway and Postal employee records as most families will have, at a bare minimum, at least one family member who was employed by one of these organisations.
|Palmerston North Railway Station, 1899|
Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-18990728-3-1
|Rural postal near in the Cambridge District Auckland, 1914|
Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19140618-48-5
Was your grandfather a railwayman?: a directory of records ... by Tom Richards (Federation of Family History Societies, Lancashire, 2002)
Railway ancestors: a guide to the staff records of the railway companies of England and Wales,1822-1947 by David Hawking (History Press, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2008)
Tracing your railway ancestors: a guide for family historians by Diane K. Drummond (Pen and Sword, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, 2010)