Family First: Tracing Relationships in the Past,

by Ruth A. Symes. Pen and Sword, 2015

A great family history read for Christmas !
How old was the average nineteenth-century bride? How did women limit their families? Did pecking order matter?  How might you find out the father of a child without a birth certificate? Who were my ancestor's godparents? Did great-grandmother lie about her age? Who kept house for uncle? Why were children so named? How did my female ancestors experience childbirth?  How much of a stigma was illegitimacy? How commonly were children born posthumously? Could cousins marry? Why didn't great-grandfather marry his sister-in-law? Was this ancestor a twin? .....
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