The process of tracing one’s family tree is a difficult and time-consuming one. In the course of this, it is common for a person to research their ancestors’ occupations.
“When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.” – Alex Haley – Author of ‘Roots: The Saga of an American Family’
This article is based on Chapter One of my book the “22 Steps in Researching My Family Tree”. The information is for new genealogists who plan on researching their own family tree.
Land records are a valuable resource for genealogists. They can be helpful in determining where a family lived, what occupations the family members had, and who their neighbors were. This can help you understand how our ancestors lived and provide valuable context for your family history research.
Land records are documents which track the ownership of land over time. They include information on boundaries, heirs, rents, taxes or other payments due on the land. These records can also provide clues about a person’s social status and occupation by noting if they owned the land themselves or had to pay rent to someone else.