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Genes Advisor Report 26 Feb 2013 10:08

Every month on our YouTube channel, we will have a theme. March will see us concentrating on Jobs & Service through the ages. We already have a few interviews lined up with a Midwife and a Butcher whose shop has been in the family since 1538.

We know that lots of you will have ancestors with interesting occupations, or come from families where trade was passed down from father to son, so now it's your turn to tell us what you want to see. We can research and make an interesting video about any occupation you can think of, so tell us what you would like to know about. From mining, to farming, lawyers and doctors, what should we research next? Reply to this post and let us know.

The Genes Team


Malcolm Report 27 Feb 2013 08:52

As far back as I can go (17th Century) there's always been a seaman in our family.

"Sailor" could have been a deck hand or an officer on sailing ships. "Fireman" appeared with the age of steam though my Grandfather was a first officer in sail, then a captain and finally a pilot. MY fatherwas a ship engineer as engine technology advanced in the 20th century and I cut my teeth on fishing trawlers at Iceland as a rdio officer (more new technology) then proceeded to mixed cargo ships (tramp steamers) modern bulk cargo and oil tankers then to Oil Rigs and platforms and finally cable laying ships laying optical fibres.

Plenty of scope for your project there!

Heave Ho...Malcolm.



moonbi Report 28 Feb 2013 08:21

weavers and lace makers


MarieCeleste Report 28 Feb 2013 23:34


Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 1 Mar 2013 08:38


Wood turners.

Watermen and Lightermen.






GlitterBaby Report 1 Mar 2013 22:10

Waterman and lighterman would be of interest as I have a Doggett's Coat winner in the family in the 1950's


Simon Report 2 Mar 2013 18:38

Clergymen... I've got hundreds of them in my tree! from the Archbishop of Dublin to the Rector of Selborne (no, not Gilbert White, one of his successors)


Thomas Report 4 Mar 2013 19:19

Umberella wire maker, My Great Great Grandaunt was one at the age of 14 :-)


MrsBucketBouquet Report 4 Mar 2013 20:09

Lock/keysmiths in the midlands.

House painter/plasterers mid 1800s..<<<He died of Bronchitus but was it really asbestosis?




KenSE Report 10 Mar 2013 08:27

There is a vote on this thread on the General Chat board.

The candidates are:
Cab Drivers