Find a Farmer in Your Family
Listen to a farmer!
| Try to find the last person in your family who was a farmer. For some of you this may be easy, it may be a parent or a grandparent. For others, this may mean going back a hundred years! Try to find out as much as you can about the farmer. Where did the farmer live and what was grown on the farm? When was the farmer born and when did the farmer die? If you want a chart to help you keep track of your findings click here and then print a copy!|
Here are some tips for finding someone in your family who may have been a farmer!
- Talk to everyone! Ask your parents, grandparents or other family members for help. Try to find out the last name of a farmer from your family.
- Visit your local library and historical society. Ask a lot of questions! Tell them the last names of people in your family and see if they can help you find more information.
- Check the phonebook to see where to go to find marriage licenses, birth certificates and death certificates. If they owned a farm you may be able to find exactly where it was located with a land deed. Places where you may find these things include the hospital, the county courthouse, and the library.
- Most importantly, write down the names of everyone you talk to and what they tell you. Also write down every where you go and what you find. Writing it down will help you at every stage along your journey!
- Share what you find with your classmates!
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