Census records, Birth, Death and Marriage Records etc.
It would be great to study all the local census records from 1851 to 1911, available at the local Records Offices, or on-line with Ancestry.com at the local library.
It is possible to find out where people were born, where they moved here from, what their occupation was and whether this changed over time -
- How big were the families?
- How many rooms did they have to live in?
Details can be tied into the civil and church records, even the local graveyards surveys - loads of work!
Curiosity aroused? Get in touch - firstname.lastname@example.org