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Tracing your ag labs’

This article was posted in Essex History, Essex Resources.

Most people will have in their family tree agricultural labourers, or ‘ag labs’ as they are sometimes called in the census returns. Most people think that there will be nothing of interest to find out about them. This podcast from The National Archives seeks to dissuade you from that view and offers suggestions as to how you can expand the information about their lives: Sources for tracing agricultural labourers. Well worth a listen.

Also of interest will be the podcast Family history resources at The National Archives. This discusses how best to use The National Archives catalogue and other resources it offers while researching your family tree.

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