Ancestry.com. Suffolk Farming in the Nineteenth Century [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2003.Original data: Thirsk, Joan, ed.. Suffolk Farming in the Nineteenth Century. Suffolk, England: Suffolk Records Society, 1958.
This database contains documents that illustrate the characteristics of Suffolk farming during the nineteenth century. The subject of farming is multifaceted and throughout its history it has often been modified through experimentation, innovation, and invention. The nineteenth century was one of those time periods marked by such change. The study of farming in this area can shed a great deal of light on both national and local history. In agricultural and rural areas, farming is an integral part of society. It is intertwined with the economy, the government, the lifestyle of the people, and the topography of the land, as well as the climate of the weather. Through studying something that affected and involved our ancestors we can learn more about them and what their lives may have been like.