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Sunday, 16 October 2016

Family History Month - Old Occupations

Sometimes we find that the terms used to describe the occupations that our ancestors had are confusing. Was your ancestor a Carter? A Legger? A Teamster? Old occupations can be a great source of information about your ancestors and how they lived. But cracking the definitions of the trades or occupations can sometimes be a challenge.

Here's a link to a website with an alphabetical listing of old occupations. Have a look and see if you can figure out what your ancestor did for a living: http://rmhh.co.uk/occup/index.html

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