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Discover your Ancestor's Old Occupations


From teachers to lawyers, mariners to miners, printers to lacemakers – the records relating to our ancestors’ professions, trades and occupations add greatly to our family story, helping us understand the working lives our ancestors led.

Mia Bennett helps you to discover the occupational sources held within the Society of Genealogists Data Online, and on other websites. This course is for you if you’re keen to find out about your ancestors’ occupations and the records that can help you understand more about your ancestors’ world of work.

Mia covers: - Did they work in a trade or profession? - What sort of skills or qualifications might their occupation have required? - Were they an apprentice or a Master? - What sort of employment records are available and what data do they contain? This talk is suitable for many levels of family history experience. 


About the speaker: Mia Bennett has followed in her ancestors’ footsteps as an engineer for her ‘paid’ job but loves using her analysis skills to investigate the fascinating world of her relatives.

She has been researching her family history for over 25 years and has been a trustee of the Society of Genealogists for over five years. She has run brickwall workshops, provided advice and worked in the SoG library. 

Mia carries out family history research and DNA analysis for clients. She is an Associate of AGRA.  She gives talks on traditional genealogy and DNA including at Family Tree Live and on an Unlock the Past cruise.

More information about Mia (or Amelia as she is formally known) can be found at her website Mia Genealogy.

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