Questions tagged [historical-context]

Used for questions about the historical context within which person of interests lived. Context may be helpful in locating sources and examining their reliability , in understanding what may have caused events in our ancestors' lives, as well as for enhancing our understanding of our ancestors' life stories.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
14
votes
2answers
941 views

Finding resources about circus ancestors?

I am trying to find the family name of the trapeze act (and ideally the individuals) who toured Ireland back in the 1950's with the Chipperfield Circus. I'm struggling to find any resources that ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

At what ages did British students enroll in school in the late 1800s and early 1900s?

The Archives and Records Association (ARA) in the UK and Ireland is leading a National Digitisation Project and one of the products of this effort has been published by Find My Past: England and ...
11
votes
1answer
684 views

How did the lives of Worcestershire nail-makers change 1840-1880?

The 1851 Census of England and Wales shows my ancestors living in Forge Lane, Halesowen, Worcestershire. Not only are all the adult males on the page working as gun barrel forgers, but also every ...