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Tracing Your Ancestors Through Letters & Personal Writings

by Ruth Alexandra Symes

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Researching Family History Through Ancestors' Letters and Personal Writings

Could your ancestors write their own names or did they mark official documents with a cross? Why did great-grandfather write so cryptically on a postcard home during the First World War? Why did great-grandmother copy all the letters she wrote into letter-books? How unusual was it that great-uncle sat down and wrote a poem, or a memoir?

Researching Family History Through Ancestors' Personal Writings looks at the kinds of (mainly unpublished) writing that could turn up amongst family papers from the Victorian period onwards.

This book shows family historians how to get the most out of documents & letters written by their ancestors and, therefore, how better to understand the people behind the words.

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