About the Course
Branching out your family tree 10am – 3pm
Do you have mention of ‘gentry’ or ‘ag labs’ in your family tree? Then this is the course for you. Spend an enjoyable day exploring the lives of rural families and communities. Learn about the work they did, the skills they had and the social and economic conditions surrounding them.
During the day you will visit the church, school, farm, dairy and cottage, stroll the fields and lanes and learn more about the everyday lives of the people who lived here.
The course will draw on collection items, documents, photographs and estate records from Shropshire Archives, museums and private collections. The course will also use national on-line records to illustrate and identify the extensive, often unique, hidden records across the country that can help you identify your rural ancestors. Who might you find?
The day includes a gentle walk of about a mile.
Tutor: Janet Bradley
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is an outdoor site. Most areas are wheelchair accessible, but please be aware that the farm yard is cobbled and the ground often uneven. If you have any access concerns, please contact us. When booking please advise us of any medical conditions or special requirements.
Payment for courses
Course places must be paid for at the time of booking. Your place is not secure until paid for in full. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform Acton Scott Historic Working Farm as soon as possible by telephone and confirm in writing or by email. If you cancel your booking more than four weeks before the course start date, 90% of the course fee will be refunded (10% of the course fee will be reserved to cover administrative costs). You may use your fee towards an alternative course. If you cancel your booking less than four weeks before the course start date, fees paid will not be refunded unless the course was full and your place can be re-sold.
Please contact us via the form to book your place.
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What's included in the price?
Lunch, refreshments and materials all provided.
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