Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Update......work and certs!!!

I've been hit by something of a major complication - I've gone back to work!!!

After nine weeks off, I returned to work yesterday (14th September 2020) and it's stolen my genealogy time!!!

However, in other news, I received today through the post, two death certificates for great-uncles on my fathers side, both of which provided a ton of information as well as verifying my own research.

Amongst the information was what they both did for a living and one of them was a "totter" or rag and bone man - how cool is that?

I clearly remember my father talking about "Uncle Les the Totter" and it was all true!!! Just fantastic and it's these kind of things that are really making genealogy fun, the discovery of what my ancestors did for a living.

Now, one particular recurring family occupation during the 19th and early 20th centuries is "coach painter" and a part of future investigations will be to discover a little more about what the jobs they did actually entailed. There are work records available, so with a bit of luck and a fair wind, I may find some of those sort of documents that relate to my family past and gain further insight into their world and their characters.

Back at work for a week and then I have two weeks annual leave (which was booked last year), so I will definitely be dedicating a few days during that time to a bit of family research.

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