Shropshire Council

Branching out your family tree

Event details

  • Price: £40
  • Topics: Family history

Do you have mention of ‘gentry’ or ‘ag labs’ in your family tree? Then this is the course for you. Spend an enjoyable day exploring the lives of rural families and communities. Learn about the work they did, the skills they had and the social and economic conditions surrounding them.

During the day you will visit the church, school, farm, dairy and cottage, stroll the fields and lanes and learn more about the everyday lives of the people who lived here.

The course will draw on collection items, documents, photographs and estate records from Shropshire Archives, museums and private collections. The course will also use national online records to illustrate and identify the extensive, often unique, hidden records across the country that can help you identify your rural ancestors. Who might you find?

The day includes a gentle walk of about a mile.

Tutor: Janet Bradley