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Family History Research

First Steps in Family History for Young People

Understanding and recording your family history is a valuable exercise for your own interest and for local history knowledge. It can help to tell you where you came from, what trades and jobs people had in the past, highlight how they lived and provide insights into how an area has changed over time.

This activity provides basic, introductory information for students on how to begin researching their family tree. It will encourage them to think of and question the types of information available in the home to help them do this.