It’s Your History
What does history mean to you? Time was when school history was all about dates, battles, monarchs, heroes, myths and legends. A keen memory could keep you top of the class. But there is another kind of history – your history. The family historian, although working on a small canvas, has much to offer to our understanding of the past.
You have found your family on the 1911 Census and are wondering what to do next?
It’s easy to miss key clues that our ancestors have left for us on the Census.
Was your ancestor a butcher, or a chandler? Was there a soldier in your ancestry?
Get Your Family History
The popular television series has challenged us all to ask, ‘who do we think we are?’ For many of us who begin this search, there is no quick fix. Many obstacles exist in the path to uncovering our past. Not least is the problem of the fracturing of families by emigration. Distance and time and the lack of an oral tradition will prevent many from putting their family puzzle together.