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04 May 2009


Have you tried to learn the occupation of each one of your ancestors? Knowing how your ancestor supported his family may provide suggestions as to what kinds of records he might have left behind.

It might also explain migration patterns, family social status, etc.

And if you know what your ancestor's occupation was, have you learned about that occupation during the time he or she lived? That too, may provide you with more insight into your ancestor's life.

1 comment:

  1. This is so true. Occupations can give us great clues about where our ancestors came from and how they lived. Some industries have searchable archives too, so it's always worth checking whether they might have old staff records etc.

    Tracing Ancestors in the UK