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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, 30 November 2016

Discover Your Ancestors 5th Annual Bookazine : Out Now!

Discover Your Ancestors 5th Annual Bookazine

OUT IN NEWSAGENTS NOW

Includes two articles by Ruth A. Symes 

'Maternal Ties' - on our ancestors' experiences of motherhood (contraception, abortion, miscarriage, and childbirth). 

'Climate Changes' - on the effect of various historical weather events in the lives of our ancestors.

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Ideas for Christmas From Your Ancestors (6) : Make Your Own Christmas Pudding !

Make Your Own Christmas Pudding !


'... in this country alone, 4,000,000 puddings are prepared for Christmas Day, each of which will average 4 ¼ lbs in weight. The national plum pudding, therefore, weighs just about 7,589 tons; to compose it you must take 2628 tons of raisins, 892 tons of currants and the same quantity of mixed peel, of breadcrumbs and suet 1339 tons each, some 500,000 pints of brandy and 32,000000 eggs.’ 

Edinburgh Evening News 14th December 1898

For a complete article on how your ancestors decorated for Christmas





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