Ancestors in the Attic

Ancestors in the Attic : Making Family Memorabilia into History

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Much family history focuses on digging around archives and web searches. Here, Karen Foy shows that our attics and cupboards can often hide a treasure trove of personal documents and ephemera.

Boxes full of photographs, hastily written notes, old tickets, postcards, ration books, a soldier's hat, a bundle of letters, perhaps a diary, are all invaluable sources of information about our family history. These are crucial in piecing together the everyday lives of our ancestors, exposing secrets, and family relationships. You might discover favourite family recipes, information about their schooldays, reconstruct a Victorian family holiday.

This book guides you through 200 years of different types of memorabilia: how to interpret them and how to use them to make your own family history - perhaps making a scrapbook or website.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 170 x 246 x 16mm | 539.77g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752464280
  • 9780752464282
  • 1,109,155

About Karen Foy

Karen Foy is a regular contributor to family history magazines such as Family History Monthly and the author of Family History for Beginners.
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