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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, 7 December 2016

Daily Ideas for Christmas From Your Ancestors - 13 - Exercise Artistic Judgement!

Be Symmetrical !

'Nothing heavy or bulky should be hung on the tree. Quite apart from not looking decorative, they will weigh down the branches and spoil the tree's symmetry... Christmas baubles may be of all shapes, but should be kept of a size for the most part, as small ones mixed with big ones tend to give the tree an unsymmetrical look.' Lancashire Evening Post 22nd December 1938.

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

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

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