The destination for history

Ancestors in the Attic

By Karen Foy

ebook 9780752479118

ISBN: 9780752479118

Published: 30-11-2011


Ancestors in the Attic

By Karen Foy

ISBN: 9780752479118

Published: 30-11-2011

About This Book

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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