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From farming to factory work, discovering what your ancestors did all day has got to be the most interesting trail of family history clues for you to follow…

That old occupation from bygone times that your folk once had is so much more than a scribbled word in the jobs column on a census document. When you begin to look into the work that your ancestors once did, you’ll find yourself opening the door to their world and becoming immersed in their lives. Just think about it. Just think how much what each of us does all day influences our whole experience of life – and it was just the same for our ancestors.

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What did your ancestors do for a job? Were they an apprentice? Did they take the King’s Shilling? Or work down the mine? What were the opportunities available to them, and what were the very real hazards of the work they did all day? This issue we’re exploring those employment records that can help you find out more about your ancestors’ work in times gone by. Discovering the history of your ancestors’ employment will give you invaluable insights into the lives they led. What they earned, and how they earned it, will shed light on their income and lifestyle, the communities they lived in, and the roof over their heads. Investigate their work; understand their lives… We have all the info you need to help you do this.