An occupation attribute can contain all the standard fields for an attribute.

Normally it will contain the title or description of a persons employment.

Occupations can be managed via the Work With Data Tool.

As with Places it is a good ideal the standardise occupations, where possible.

So for example:

  • Ag Lab
  • Agri Labourer
  • etc.

Should be recorded as Agricultural Labourer.

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

GEDCOM Definition

GEDCOM Field OCCU Definition OCCU {OCCUPATION}: = The type of work or profession of an individual.