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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.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

New Review - It Runs in the Family. Something Different and Fascinating


Bristol and Avon Family History Society Journal Number 156, June  2014

It a Runs in the Family - Understanding More about Your Ancestors by Ruth A. Symes

 The author takes a fresh approach to understanding ancestors by deciphering the personal and historical clues contained in photos, documents and artefacts. The chapter titles give a flavour of the unusual research angles - eyes, teeth, hair, tattoos, stature, brooches, buttons and cuff links, wedding and other rings, perfumes, flowers - and dogs! All these elements of ordinary life are evidenced with examples and placed in the context of the social history of their times.
There is a bibliography for each section. Something different and fascinating.

Available from www.thehistorypress.co.uk, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.com.
Kindle edition available at www.amazon.co.uk.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/It-Runs-Family-Understanding-Ancestors/dp/075249702.l.