Sons of the Soil: researching our British agricultural labouring ancestors

Janet Few
Apr 8, 2022
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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Timeline of British Agriculture
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General View
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Land Tax Returns
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Newspapers
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Farm Buildings
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Every family has them, ancestors who worked on the land. How can we find out more about them, the farms where they worked and the lives that they led? This session covers a range of sources, many of them under-used, which will help to shed light on the working lives of our rural British ancestors.

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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  1. LE
    Linda Ellen Davies
    8 months ago

    Great information. Thank you

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  2. HO
    Heather Oakley
    8 months ago

    Loads and loads of information!!! Well worth attending!

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  3. KC
    KA Carrier
    8 months ago

    this would be a good webinar for anyone writing historical fiction. i can imagine all kinds of plots using these details. thank you

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  4. MG
    Mandy Geary
    8 months ago

    Really interesting webinar, with so much useful and previously unknown information which will really help my research and add context to my findings and my ancestors. Janet is always a fantastic speaker and its wonderful to have the ability to hear her talks on FamilyTreeWebinars.

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  5. MR
    Margaret Roberts
    8 months ago

    Well done Janet! Very well prepared with a ton of information shared. This webinar is the one that I will need to watch again next week.

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  6. JM
    John Manning
    8 months ago

    Excellent – loaded with information. Special thanks to the organizer Marian Peirre-Loiuse who posted each of the presenter’s suggested websites in the chat so they could be copied by the attendees

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  7. JW
    John Webb
    8 months ago

    So much excellent information and so clearly presented. Many thanks

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  8. WW
    Wendi Wicks
    8 months ago

    So many avenues to pursue

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