- Pennsylvania Mining Accidents 1869-1916 by Gerald E. Sherard. This book is thousands of pages long and includes an alphabetic list of victims of mine accidents with date of accident, age, colliery name, fatal/non-fatal, and whether anthracite or bituminous mine.
- Unearthing Your Coal Miner Relatives at the Pennsylvania State Archives. Links to resources about both anthracite and bituminous mines and coal miners at the Pennsylvania State Archives. Also includes links to several online documents.
- The Coal Mining History Resource Center (U.K.). This is a valuable resource for family historians with mining ancestors or for anyone with an interest in mining. So you don't miss anything, be sure to look through the drop-down menus. Some information is available by geographic area. You will also find information about mining disasters and accidents; maps of mine locations; a database of miners who died in Great Britain as a result of mining accidents; poems about mining; and more.
- Coal Miners in My Family. This is a post I wrote about my coal mining ancestors. I have ancestors who were coal miners in both the U.S. and England.
- Once a Miner, Twice a Breaker Boy. Is a post with resources for learning about mining and finding ancestors.
About Coal Mining
- Life in the Mines: The Life of the Immigrant Miner. A website with links to stories and photographs; life in the mines; various mines; culture of the mining community; and coal information
- Coal mining at Citizendium. Sections include methods, safety; history; early history; Industrial Revolution; miners; and more
- The Coal and Ironstone Mining of Bradford [Yorkshire] in the 19th Century: A Historical Perspective of Coal and Iron Mining in Bradford. This 76-page book, available online for download or printing from the website at no cost, recounts the history of coal mining in the area; types of mines; conditions in the mines; the need for child labor; location of mines in Bradford. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. The need for coal was tied to the production of iron, and both are discussed in this book.
- National Coal Mining Museum for England. You will find some information about mining here but I think visiting the museum would be better than viewing the website.
- Durham [U.K.] Mining Museum. Click the options on the left sidebar to learn more about a specific topic. Includes a history of mining; list of mines; disasters; books about mining; a section for family historians; and more.
- Breaker Boys. Photographs by Lewis Hine.
- Ohio's Hidden Mine is an 18-minute documentary about a mining operation in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, owned and operated by the Dessecker Brothers who began mining after World War II, in 1947.
Updated 2 December 2015