Research Challenges - Continue to
develop your research and organisational skills. Expand your awareness of
your family heritage.
- Family Tree -
Expand your research with a 4 or 5 generation chart. Look at online
resources and/or go to your Local Studies Library to discover further
information about your ancestors.
- Create an Ancestral Time Capsule -
Put together a “time capsule” of information about a chosen ancestor or
historical figure. Send it to us at Clayton House.
- Palaeography fun -
Looking at old handwriting can be really interesting. Have a look at The
National Archives website. They have a special section dedicated to this
topic. We also have a special challenge for you to complete.
- Start a tradition -
Create a recipe book with recipes handed down in your family. Contact
family members and ask them to share their fave recipes with you in order
to add to your collection.
- Interview Challenge -
Conduct an interview with an older member of your family or a member of
the Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society. Create a booklet of
- Blue Plaque Challenge -
Select one of the many blue plaques in Manchester (or place where you
live) that commemorate and celebrate a local person. Can you tell us
something about them and their family history? If you had to design a blue
plaque for a member of your family where would it be placed and what would
- Maps of our lives -
Can you put together a map showing all the places that your ancestors
lived? They may have been immigrants and travelled a long way from their
original homeland however, they may have only travelled a fairly short
distance. Find the relevant maps and mark out where these family members
- Build a timeline for one of your
Ancestors - Click here
Choose one of your ancestors and build a timeline using the Timeline
Generator or draw your own. Use birth, marriage & death information.
Include some important events that occurred during their lifetime to
- Census Challenge -
Let’s look at the Census! Find out what a census is and how to use it. Complete a set challenge.
Useful Resources for Silver Challenges: