- the times in which they lived?
- what likely employment they had?
- the tools or their job or household (estate inventories are great for this)?
- what life was like for someone in their situation?
- what historical events actually impacted their life?
There are no “boring” ancestors. Everyone has a story to tell and one person’s “boring” is someone else’s “not-so-boring.” For those who leave behind fewer records and stories that on the surface seem more mundane, have you learned about: