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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.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Ancestors' Engagement and Wedding Rings

See my article on ancestors' engagement and wedding rings in May 2013's edition of Your Family History Magazine.

Issue 40 On Sale Now

Ancestors' Facial Features and Other Physical Characteristics

See my article on finding out about your ancestors' facial features and other characteristics in the May 2013 issue of Family Tree Magazine.

Family Tree May 2013

Ancestors' Hands

My new article for Kindle is now on Amazon and available for free download for the next four days.

With This Hand: Your Ancestors' Hands. How They Touched and What They Held in Photographs, Their Rings, Gloves, Fingerprints and Other Hand Characteristics with special reference to left-handedness.