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February Saturday event @ the Heritage Hub

You can find details of our next free event at 1pm on Saturday 4th February, If Walls Could Talk, via this link.  It's advisable to pre-book, and you can do this through the link.

The Census: What's the Fuss?

Mixed media with multiple images of paper documents, with printed and handwritten text overlaid into one image. Black, white, and yellow.

 

Censuses are among the best resources for anyone interested in local and family history.  Taken every 10 years they create a snapshot of history that we can look back into and interrogate.  They allow us to delve farther than many other records as they provide details on family relationships, occupations, and other social settings such as habitations, farms, industry and more besides.  This exhibition looks at some of these aspects and hopes to reveal just what you can find and how exciting it is.   Unless indicated all the census images are courtesy The National Archives and/or Family Search and partners (Ancestry/FindMyPast).

View the exhibition