How can I find occupations of family

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How can I find out what occupations of my family I have no idea and I find you are extremly helpful
in WikiTree Help by Elizabeth Alderdice G2G6 Mach 1 (19.0k points)

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Census records often have occupations.
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
not always
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Not sure which country you are interested in, but in mine (The Netherlands) the occupations are registered at births of children, at marriages and sometimes at deaths.

An example: https://www.wiewaswie.nl/en/detail/18787544

So I would go to the primary sources, which should already be linked to the profiles in your tree.

by Michel Vorenhout G2G6 Pilot (222k points)
It is in Scotland
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Legal records, including court, land, and probate records, often name occupations. Family Search has many such records if you go into the “catalog” tab and then search for the general region where your people lived.
by Barry Smith G2G6 Pilot (217k points)

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