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Beautifully illustrated family history books with a difference by a frequent contributor to the UK family history press. I write for Family Tree Magazine UK; Discover Your Ancestors Online Periodical and Bookazine; Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine. The publishers of my family history books are Pen and Sword Books and The History Press. I tweet (and retweet) thought-provoking content designed to help you tweak your approach to (your family) history at @RuthaSymes . Do follow me.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Richard III and DNA - New Book

 

Out Now:

 
 
 
 
 
The Last Days of Richard III and the Fate of His DNA, by John Ashdown-Hill, (The History Press, 2013)













Keywords: genealogy, family history, history, ancestors, DNA. Richard III, archaeology

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Symbols on your ancestors' gravestones

 


Great-Aunt Alice's Family History Website of the Week




 
Understand more about the symbols on your ancestors' gravestones
 
 
 
 
 
 
Victorian, genealogy, family history, ancestors ancestry, gravestones, monumental inscriptions, symbolism, graveyard,cemetery

Friday, 15 February 2013

Who Do You Think You Are? Event 2013

Who Do You Think You Are? Event 22nd-24th February 2013, Earl's Court

 

http://www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com/

On This Day


Great-Aunt Alice's Family History Website of the Week





http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday

Find out what happened on this day in the past