Hand Me Down Histories

Hand Me Down Histories : A Family Record Book

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If you came across old sepia photos and small trinkets in a battered old biscuit tin, would you know their significance and the stories and memories that went with them? We all have warm memories of senior family members and the stories they have told us about their lives and experiences. We try to recall their special sayings, the traditions they upheld and the way they viewed the world. Often though, these precious family memories and stories are lost as time goes by. Wouldn't it be wonderful if our children, and generations to come, could learn directly from their ancestors about the world they knew? Now they can with HAND ME DOWN HISTORIES. This special book is the perfect gift for grandparents, parents and children alike. It preserves the wonderful stories, photographs and memories of by-gone ages that are so important to family history. With exceptional design, quality of paper and a beautifully constructed path to help the reader ask the right questions of their relatives and chart their own family story, it is the perfect place to collate photographic treasures, ageing documents and family tree workings. It also includes some wonderful social history about the 30s, 40s and 50s that will bring alive the childhoods of grandparents and parents alike. HAND ME DOWN HISTORIES will ensure that, though photos fade, memories will stay bright.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 112 pages
  • 225 x 257 x 30mm | 898g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 50, 1 maps
  • 0752885316
  • 9780752885315
  • 1,356,465

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'This is the perfect gift for grandparents, but it could appeal to anyone who wants to pass on their precious memories to the next generation' THE BOOKSELLER 'This record book is perfect for grandparents and parents alike' GOOD BOOK GUIDE 'An ideal gift for anyone with an interest in family history' OXFORD TIMES 'Hand Me Down Histories is particularly good. BBC WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? MAGAZINE 'A beauty of a book for all those bitten by the family tree bug and a perfect idea for drawing the generations of a family together' LANCS EVE POST 'Judy Rose has created an easy, practical and beautiful keep-sake book to treasure family photos and memorabilia' FAMILY HISTORY MONTHLY 'this beautiful, old fashioned album is a joyous return to the days when family histories were passed from generationi to generation...The book - 20. Sentimental value - priceless!' DAILY RECORDshow more

About Judy Rose

After a successful career in teaching, Judy Rose obtained an MSc. in organisational psychology. She worked for thirteen years as a psychologist and managing partner in a human resource consultancy, where she developed her interviewing experience. In 2002, she co-founded Hand Me Down Histories, building on her passion for conducting and recording family history interviews.show more

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