About Me

My photo

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.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

When analysing your ancestors' letters...

.... consider the balance they have achieved between

SENTIMENT:  'I must reveal to you my feelings and my hopes'


RESTRAINT : 'You must forgive me for presuming to write to you'