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Discover the answers to last issue’s challenges How did you do?

Read on to find out the answers to last issue’s Family Tree Academy challenges. Our Academy tutor David Annalexplains all

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Your document challenge:

The Tithe Commission was established in 1836 in an attempt to resolve the frequent disputes regarding the payments of tithes. The Commission generated a huge volume of paperwork including two collections which can help us to tell the stories of our early Victorian ancestors; a series of detailed hand-drawn maps and an associated set of ‘apportionments’ listing the owners and occupiers of the various plots of land.

The examples in the last issue were a page from the tithe apportionment for Cardington, Bedfordshire along with a detail from the accompanying map. How did you get on with answering the questions we posed?

The answers

We asked questions about tithe records, in two categories, ‘Examining the evidence’ and ‘Tracking down the records’.

Examining the evidence…

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