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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.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Actually Listen - Tracing Your Ancestors Through Sound - Includes Example Sound File To Try


'Sounding Out the Past '

my article in November 2017's Family Tree Magazine UK


Recreate the soundscape of your ancestors' lives and experiences using the multitude of audio records online and in the archives.

Example: Click below to hear gardener John Cornelius (b.1949) talking about his ancestors who worked in the Somerset gloving industry (British Sound Archive file)







Finnish Broadcasting Archive, 1930, Wikimedia Commons


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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Branwell Bronte - What the Records Hide


See my article to celebrate the bicentenary of  Branwell Bronte's birth in this month's

Discover Your Ancestors Online Periodical

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