Our ancestors frequently moved around the country, probably in search of work. Fortunately they left a trail behind themselves, in the form of Parish Records, Wills, sometimes deeds or lease documents.. More recently through census records and civil certificates. We’re going to be looking at some of the key places where our families made their mark, sometimes over the course of several centuries, sometimes for just a generation or two.
It has surprised me to learn how often, and how far, our ancestors sometimes travelled in pursuit of work. Surviving records often track their movements.