Victorian Families - Your Ancestors in the Census (208)


Tutor: Malcolm Sadler


Victorian ancestors - we all have them but what do we really know about them? Facts from civil registration and the census tell us something, but say little about how they lived. This course takes you beyond the facts and explains what census records reveal. The census is a window on the Victorian family and this course helps you take a closer look at life - in fashionable streets, back alleys and the countryside, in large houses, town houses, cottages and tenements. It looks too at food, work, fun, life and death. You will learn to interpret what you have found, get to know your ancestors better, and realize the genealogical value of a close acquaintance with past lives.

Lesson Headings:
  • A closer look at the census - finding your family
  • Investigating the neighbourhood - putting your family on the map
  • Inside the Victorian house - family life in the 19th century
  • The Victorian Environment - from slums to palaces
  • Knowing them better and taking it further

Each lesson includes exercises and activities; a minimum of 1 one-hour chat session per week. See How the Courses Work.

STUDENTS SAID: "I really enjoyed the course"

"Enjoyable, well-run and useful chat sessions"

Relevant Countries: England, Wales

Course Length: 5 weeks
Start Date:   2018
Cost: £49.99
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