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The lunch hour genealogist

Being busy doesn’t mean you have to neglect your favourite hobby, you can still learn in your lunch break! Squeeze just 60 minutes of family history into your daily routine and you’ll soon start to see your tree blossom. So settle down with your lunch and tuck into Rachel Bellerby’s genealogy treats

BITE-SIZE FAMILY HISTORY

Know-how in under 100 words!

Primary source

A primary source is a document which was created to record a particular event at the time of the event, for example, a birth, marriage or death. For the purposes of family history research, no matter how old the document is, it is only regarded as a primary source for the event to which it refers. Most family history researchers use a mixture of primary and secondary sources to build up their tree, cross-checking the information at each stage.

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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.