Family History Vacations, I can even make you cry!

Have you ever thought about visiting the places connected to your family’s history? The towns and villages where your ancestors actually lived and the Churches they attended.

With a Norfolk-Tours vacation, that is exactly what you can do and that is exactly what we did on a recent tour around this beautiful area of England.

Vacation, Family History, Church, Ancestors, Graves, Memorials,

Church-Yards can be fascinating places.

The lady in question was looking for the places connected to her family who emigrated to Australia in the 1830’s, a time when many farm labourers were leaving England as the opportunities here were drying up and the wages were going down!

Weasenham, Family History, Vacations,

Some cottages, the centre one is one up and one down and had a ladder to get up to the first floor.

We were able to visit the actual village Church where several generations of  her ancestors had been baptised, married or laid to rest, we were able to have a drink in the village inn, which dates back over three hundred years and would have been her ancestors’ pub too. We were even able to visit one of the cottages where her family had lived in the 1851 census. One of the best things about being based locally, is that I can often gain access to places and, as I had carried out researches prior to this lady arriving, I had found out where the family had lived, visited the village and arranged with the present owners to visit with the lady in question. Walking around the cottage where her ancestors had actually lived was something this lady will remember for a long while I’m sure! I must say here that I did make her cry!

If you are thinking of taking a trip to your ancestral homes, drop me an email and I will be happy to help.

Family History, Agricultural Labourers, Vacations, Laborers,

Farm Workers in 1901.

About Glynn

I have been researching local & family history since 1977 and I'm passionate about this beautiful county and the people who have made it what it is. All of my own ancestors, discovered up to today, lived within fifty miles of where I live today and that means I am, as far as I know, a real Norfolk Dumpling, with a tiny bit of me from North Suffolk. :) My early origins were obviously from Scandinavia but I suspect that I have a bit of Roman blood in there too, as there was a very large Roman presence in the area.

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