Researching your Ancestors and Their Communities in the early 20th Century

Researching your Ancestors and Their Communities in the early 20th Century
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Categories
Further Skills
Historic Era
Date:
Sat 22 Nov 2014
Duration:
1 day
Price:
£20.00
Places remaining:
32

22/11/2014 14:00 - 17:00

Our ancestors did not live in isolation. They had neighbours, communities, homes and workplaces. This session describes how to build up the history of a locality and provide a context for our ancestors’ lives. Focussing mainly on the C19th, the sources described range from the well known to the more obscure. Community reconstruction is explained. Such reconstruction involves dissecting a small, definable, geographical area to conduct a detailed examination of the individuals, buildings and processes of the past. This includes reconstructing the physical surroundings, populating the community and creating kinship networks between its inhabitants.

A half-day course with Dr Janet Few