What is a storyboard and how will this help me? A storyboard is a visual guide, and a story building tool.
Choose a ‘Title’ for your story.
Author and date
This is you.
Name of your person you are writing about.
Include dates Date of Birth – Date of Death (if known)
Resources to use
Parish Records Free BMD Census,
Their parents and siblings if known.
Parish Records, Census.
1939 reg if of the time. Remember W/H Closed mid 50s
What about adding this part of the family tree here?
Note 1. See below
Places they lived?
2. – Also Electoral Rolls
Did they marry? If so, where did they get married?
Census – Parish Records – Post 1837 Free BMD
Did they have any children?
Census. Free BMD. As above.
What did they do for a living?
Census and Admission registers (Calling)
Reasons they may have fallen on hard times?
Death in the family? Loss of work?
|Does your research tell you why this may be?|
Were they ill? Couldn’t pay their rent?
What political party was in power.
Was there political unrest ‘What was happening in society?’ Strikes / Riots / unemployment?
Changes in the Poor Laws
c 1840 Creation of the Unions and the Union Workhouse and Methods used to deter the poor.
The Workhouse – Industrial School – Infirmary
When were they admitted
Admissions Records (DRO) – Family Search
When were they discharged?
Discharge (DRO) also Family Search
How old were they when they went in?
If they were admitted as a child did they go to the Industrial School on Ashgate Road?
Union Workhouse discharge register out and then to the school.
Where were they discharged too?
If the name of the signatory is known on the register? House Master?
Where and when did they die?
Discharge record, Parish Records, Death Cert?
If so, where are they buried? When you know maybe a photo?
Parish Records / Family stories
Any mysteries? Or Myths
Give your Story an Ending?
Complete an ending if you can?
Or create an ending with an open question maybe?
You can create an image of that part of your tree by doing a screenshot? Or if you feel you can, then why not hand draw it, maybe decorate it and take a screenshot of that to make an image?
Consider adding a timeline somewhere in your document / story?
Please remember to add source where any have been used.