An Occupation fact can contain all the standard fields for an attribute; normally it will contain the title or description of a person’s employment.

Occupations can be managed via the Work With Data Tool.

As with Places it is a good idea to standardise occupations, where possible.

So for example:

  • Ag Lab
  • Agri Labourer
  • etc.

The occupation fact should be recorded as Agricultural Labourer if you ‘standardise’ your records.

However, some people prefer to record exactly what is shown on the original record rather than ‘standardising’ the data, this does lead to multiple definitions for the same actual occupation. It is best to choose one approach and stick to it throughout your research.

To improve readability on narrative reports for some occupations it may be necessary to define a custom sentence template.

Last update: 22 Feb 2024