Filling in the census yesterday took on new meaning to me because I recently started researching my family history. The censuses from years past have been crucial in helping me to find out where my ancestors lived, what they worked as and about their relationships. I wondered what future generations of my family will make of the information about me in the 2011 census.
I’ve started researching my family history in part because we are starting a new Family History project at the museum. Over the next few months we will be organising an events and activities programme to help people who want to begin their own family history research. Watch this space for more news of events.
We are also looking for people who have already done some research and think they have an interesting story to tell. In November, 2011, we will be opening a temporary exhibition in Discovery Museum about Family History and would like to feature the stories of local people. So if you have found an interesting ancestor or would like to share your story please get in touch.