What did you ancestors do?

This guide was last updated in 2009

Remember that your ancestors may have been more fortunate than you might think.

You may find them on the retail side, running a business, or even as the owner of a mill, a warehouse, or involved in transport or raw materials or of finished goods. It may be that you find your ancestor living in a grander home with servants or apprentices, and that their wives and children lead a life of leisure.

It can be just as interesting researching ancestors who prospered under the system, and they are likely to have left more records behind them.

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