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Following up on our discussion of census records, did you notice some censuses provide the occupation, or job, of the individuals? How do the jobs of your ancestors compare to the jobs your parents and grandparents do today?
Rootsweb provides a great list of occupation titles and what they mean. For instance, did you know an Accountant used to be called an Accomptant? How about a bar tender as an Ale Draper? A parish man or what we might call a minister or priest was referred to as an Amen Man.
Look through the list and see if you can find the occupations of your parents and grandparents. What are their jobs called today and what were they called? Have fun with this.