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Symes, R. A.
Unearthing Family Tree Mysteries:
(Pen and Sword, 2016). The intriguing characters in these real family history mysteries include an agricultural labourer who left secrets behind in Somerset when he migrated to Manchester, a working-class woman who bafflingly lost ten of her fourteen children in infancy, a miner who purportedly went to live with the Red Indians and a merchant prince of the Empire who was rumoured to have two wives. This book shows how a variety of sources including birth, marriage and death certificates, censuses, newspaper reports, passports, recipe books, trade directories, diaries and passenger lists were all used to uncover more, and how much can be detected by setting the characters from your family tree in their proper historical backgrounds. Paperback. New book, fine. ix + 198pp. Order No. NSBK-A15528
Keywords: 9781473862944, social history, geneaology, family trees, women, men, Empire, birth certificates, geneaology, marriage, death, mortality, fertility, diaries, passenger lists, labour, censuses, emigration, family relationships
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Bigwood, Rosemary.
The Scottish Family Tree Detective: Tracing Your Ancestors in Scotland
(Manchester University Press, 2006). Paperback. Brand new, fine. xiv + 292pp. Order No. NSBK-C14639
Keywords: 9780719071850, family tree, geneaology, geneaological, history, Scotland, Scottish, ancestors, Scots, archives, population, demography, parish registers, census, research, birth, marriage, death
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Symes, Ruth A.
Family First: Tracing Relationships in the Past
(Pen and Sword, 2015). Husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, children, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents - these are the relationships that structure the family tree and fascinate the family historian. But how much do we really know about how our ancestors lived out these multiple roles? Buffeted this way and that by economic developments, legal changes, medical advances, Two World Wars, the rise of the Welfare State, women's emancipation and many other factors, relationships between members of our family in the past were subtly different to those of today and continually transforming. This book is both a social history of the period 1800-1950 and a practical guide on how to set about tracing and better understanding the relationships between members of your own family. What did it mean to be a father in this period, but also, how might you discover the father of an ancestor if his name is not mentioned on the birth certificate? What common ideas were held about the role of wives and mothers, but also, how were multiple births, stillbirths, abortions and infanticides dealt with in the records? What factors might have influenced the size of your ancestor's family, but also why were its children named as they were? Did pecking order in a family matter, but also, was it legal to marry a cousin, or the sister of a deceased wife? How long could people expect to live, but also what records can tell you more about the circumstances of your ancestors' last years? A final chapter considers relationships with neighbours, friends and club associates. Hardback. New book, fine in dustwrapper. 223pp. Order No. NSBK-C15530
Keywords: 9781473833883, family relationships, family trees, geneaology, geneaological, social history, ancestors, tracing ancestors, fathers, mothers, siblings, cousins, women, welfare state, infants, clubs, grandparents
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Symes, R. A.
Tracing Your Ancestors Through Letters and Personal Writings: a Guide for Family Historians
(Pen and Sword, 2016). 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 - a time during which writing became crucial for holding families together and managing their collective affairs. With industrialisation, improved education, and far more geographical mobility, British people of all classes were writing for new purposes, with new implements, in new styles, using new modes of expression and new methods of communication (e.g. telegrams and postcards). Our ancestors had an itch for scribbling from the most basic marks (initials, signatures and graffiti on objects as varied as trees, rafters and window ledges), through more emotionally-charged kinds of writing such as letters and diaries, to more creative works such as poetry and even fiction. This book shows family historians how to get the most out of documents written by their ancestors and, therefore, how better to understand the people behind the words. Paperback. New book, fine. ix + 270pp. Order No. NSBK-A15529
Keywords: 9781473855434, family, geneaology, family trees, geneaological, diaries, social history, family historians, ancestors, literacy, correspondence, journals, autobiographies, signatures, commonplace books
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Harris, C.C.
The Family: an Introduction
(G.A. & Unwin, 2nd impression, 1970). Paperback. Covers soiled / browned and corners chipped, otherwise a good working copy. viii + 212pp. Order No. NSBK-A1313
Keywords: Britain, British, England, English, history, family, families, kinship, mobility, community, marriage, nuclear family, sociology
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Harrison, J.F.C.
The Common People: A History from the Norman Conquest to the Present
(Flamingo, 2nd impression, 1989). Paperback. Front cover slightly creased, otherwise very good. 445pp. Order No. NSBK-A3869
Keywords: 0006540201, people, history, Norman Conquest, common, crowd, religion, popular, demography, women, family, ideas, beliefs, peasant, artisan, industrial, British, Britain, English, England, crowd studies
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Meriam, Adele Stuart.
The Stepfather in the Family:
(Chicago UP, 1940). A Social Service Monograph of the University of Chicago. The approach is both sociological and legalistic. Meriam looks at judicial decisions and "sets out the logic and arguments on which those decisions have been based.She brings out clearly the strange dilemma created because of the position of the courts in accordance with the principle that by marriage the stepfather undertakes no obligations to the children of an earlier marriage, as over and against the logic of the older view that when he married a woman a husband took his wife with all of her liabilities." The problem of the stepfather; the stepfather as a stranger; the in loco parentis relationship; liability to support; right of stepfather to his stepchild's earnings; inheritance; right to punish; etc. Paperback. Ex library, covers yellowed, otherwise good+. x + 158pp. Order No. NSBK-A2346
Keywords: B000HBYPWQ, stepfather, step-parent, fatherhood, parenting, law, legal, America, American, American history, USA, United States, family
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Porter, Susan L. ed.
Women of the Commonwealth: Work, Family and Social Change in Nineteenth-Century Massachusetts
(Mass UP, 1996). Paperback. Very good. viii + 240pp. Order No. NSBK-C8449
Keywords: 1558490051, women, woman, women's history, Commonwealth, American, USA, United States, family, children, social changes, nineteenth century, Victorian, womanhood, gender, ethnicity, race, class, jobs, employment, employees, employers, families, sisterhood, women's studies, Massachusetts, Boston, Bostonians
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Waldfogel, Jane.
Women Working for Less: A Longitudinal Analysis of the Family Gap
(STICERD, 1993). A discussion paper. Paperback. Biro annotation on front cover, otherwise very good. 61pp. Order No. NSBK-C10415
Keywords: B000HBZR3C, women, women's work, women and work, gender, family, families, economy, economics, wages, pay, twentieth century, 20th, Britain, British, England, English, history
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Symes, Ruth A.
Stories from Your Family Tree: Researching Ancestors within Living Memory
(The History Press, 2009). Paperback. New book, fine. x + 172pp. Order No. NSBK-A14177
Keywords: 075095082X, family tree research, Ruth A. Symes, genealogy, genealogical, history, family history, families, social history, North West England, Wigan, Liverpool, Tanzania, Tanganyika, Manchester, death, birth, mortality, census, working class, working classes, Lancashire, Symes, Sachak, Wilkinson, Daniels, Cooke, lodgers
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