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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.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Christmas Present with a difference for the Family Historian



Find out more about your ancestors' physical appearance.
It Runs in the Family: Understanding More About Your Ancestors, (The History Press, 2013) by Ruth A. Symes
A 'forensic' family history book - with chapters on eyes, teeth, hair, beards, stature, distinguishing features, cuff links, tattoos, rings, brooches, buttons, perfume, and dogs! 

Buy now as a book or a Kindle download.
'Fascinating'
'A family history book with a difference'
'An entertaining and informative read'



http://www.amazon.co.uk/It-Runs-Family-Understanding-Ancestors/dp/0752497022/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415986310&sr=8-1&keywords=Symes+runs

Monday, 24 November 2014

Family First: Tracing Relationships in the Past


Just sent my new book, 


Family First: Tracing Relationships in the Past (Pen and Sword, 2015) 

to the publishers! 





Friday, 14 November 2014

New book almost finished - Family First: Tracing Relationships in the Past

Great news.... My third family history book is almost finished.

Family First: Tracing Relationships in the Past  (Pen and Sword Books, 2015)

With chapters on: husbands and fathers, wives and mothers, infants, sons and daughters, aunts, uncles and cousins, grandparents and great-grandparents 
Plus a chapter on friends, neighbours and club associates.




Christmas Presents for the Family Historian




Wondering what to get the genealogist in your family for Xmas?



Look no further.....

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stories-From-Your-Family-Tree/dp/075095082X/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1415986375&sr=8-5&keywords=Symes+stories



http://www.amazon.co.uk/It-Runs-Family-Understanding-Ancestors/dp/0752497022/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415986310&sr=8-1&keywords=Symes+runs