This section offers lessons on the various documents and datasets that can give you information on where your ancestors lived. Was it a village, town or city? Was it a rural or an industrial area? Is there a map of the area? Did it have a military camp or a naval base near by?
All these questions and more need to be answered if you are going to really get to know your ancestors. Local history is a partner to family history and there are wonderful records for your to explore.
Click on the links below to learn more about where your ancestors lived.