Lineage and Lingerers: Why Our Ancestors Stayed Put

Janet Few
Nov 28, 2019
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Introduction
6m 55s
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Sending or Receiving?
6m 12s
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Core Family
3m 51s
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Social Class
3m 00s
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Occupation
3m 06s
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Kinship Links
3m 19s
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The Braunds
12m 51s
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The Damerels
7m 59s
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Questions/answers
4m 16s

About this webinar

This presentation was originally presented as part of the 2019 Society of One Place Studies annual seminar.

In an investigation of residential persistence, Janet Few looks at what factors encouraged families to remain in one place whilst others move on. Are there common features that mark out these dynastic families’, those that establish themselves in a community over several generations? Do particular occupations, landownership or the presence of extended kin make a family more likely to stay? Drawing on her studies of several communities in North Devon, Janet explains how we can investigate residential persistence in families or communities.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Janet is an experienced family, social and community historian who lectures regularly on these subjects throughout the UK, overseas and at sea. She has been involved in surname research since 1982 and is the honorary historian for the Braund Famil
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