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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.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Competition Time! - Win a Copy of Tracing Ancestors Through Letters and Personal Writing

Win a copy of my new book:

Tracing Ancestors Through Letters and Personal Writings (Pen and Sword, 2016)

Write a telegram from your ancestor to you (8 words max).

Send via the comments box on this blog or message me through twitter @RuthASymes or Facebook: Searchmyancestry.

Winner drawn 21 December

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Ideas for Christmas From Your Ancestors - 9 - Decorate Your Doorway!



Deck Your Lintels!

‘Downstairs young hands are decking mantles, shelf and doorway with evergreens, and nimble fingers are twisting and twining the berried holly into a crown -a crown for the [New Year],’ Dundee Evening Telegraph, 31st December 1889. 


For a complete article on how your ancestors decorated for Christmas

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'Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim' by Fred Barnard. 1870s photogravure. Frontispiece, Dickens's A Christmas Carol. Wikimedia Commons.

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