I WANT TO DISCOVER more about my gene pool so I occasionally dive into ledgers, such as this one shown from the Model School in Limerick, Ireland.
In the 1800s, aspiring school teachers learned their craft in the Model School. Part of the admissions process involved documenting the occupations of the students' parents. It's fascinating to consider the kinds of jobs held by my forebears and their friends two centuries ago. I've made a short audio clip to read through a few pages of occupations and marked on the map the location of the ledger I'll visit once again during the summer of 2012. Its pages open part of my family history.
I'm curating links about ancestry. And I'd like to bring the Model School ledger to Limerick OpenCoffee in July 2012.