Ancestry adds UK, Coal Mining Accidents and Deaths Index, 1878-1951

This addition to Ancestry’s Directories & Member Lists contains data for 150,226 people unfortunate enough to be caught in a mining accident. That’s 2,057 each year.

Compiled by Ian Winstanley, the index may include:

Event type
Date of the event
Residences of coal miners
Names of mine owners
Birth year
Notes about the event

The collection is not complete. For instance, no incidents are recorded for Bedwas Navigation Colliery in Monmouthshire for 1872 to 1909 and 1915 to 1924.

For further information see the source at


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