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.