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Symes, Ruth A.
It Runs in the Family:
(The History Press, 2013). In the quest to uncover our family history, we turn to written records, the family album and even heirlooms. However, they can often be difficult to interpret and sometimes pose more questions than they answer: Why didn't my ancestors smile for the camera? Why did great-grandfather wear a beard while his sons were clean-shaven? Why is my great-grandmother holding flowers in this photograph? Drawing on evidence from social history, women's history, and the histories of photography, art and fashion, and using examples from the lowly as well as the famous, Ruth Symes explores many aspects of ordinary life in the past - from the state of the nation's teeth, to the legal and economic connotations of wearing a wedding ring and even the business of keeping a dog. This fascinating volume aims to help family historians get to know their elusive ancestors by deciphering the wealth of personal and historical clues contained in photographs, documents and artefacts. Paperback. New book, fine. 160pp. Order No. NSBK-D15428
Keywords: 9780752497020, family history, family, families, Ruth Symes, genealogy, geneaolgical, social history, evidence, sources, research, women, old photographs, photography
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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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Moss, Peter & Fonda, Nickie, eds.
Work and the Family:
(Temple Smith, 1980). Hardback. Very good in slightly worn dustwrapper. 224pp. Order No. NSBK-C1436
Keywords: 0851171990, work, family, twentieth century, sociology
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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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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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Anderson, Christopher.
The Domestic Constitution or the Family Circle: the Source and Test of National Stability
(W.P. Kennedy, Edinburgh, new & improved edition, 1847). Hardback. Ex library with usual library stamps & stickers, embossed cloth rubbed / slightly marked, a little splitting top spine end & internally at spine, otherwise good, tight. xviii + 464pp. Order No. NSBK-A5355
Keywords: B000W6Q560, domestic, domesticity, contemporary comment, history, Britain, British, England, English, family, families, nineteenth century, domestic constitution, national stability, nation, nationhood, parenthood, civilisation, parents, instruction, advice books, moral, moral constitution, mores, morality, obedience, domestic education, domestic government, obligation, right, duties, duty, responsibility, responsibilities, domestic circles, reason, rational, religion, religious, educating children, antiquarian
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Morgan, D.H.J.
Social Theory and the Family:
(RKP, 1975). Paperback. With newspaper cutting and letter from the author pasted onto front endpapers, overall good. viii + 280pp. Order No. NSBK-C2391
Keywords: 0710081804, social theory, family
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Westwood, Sallie.
All Day Every Day: Factory and Family in the Making of Women's Lives
(Pluto Press, 1984). Paperback. Cover soiled and bent, otherwise good. viii + 259pp. Order No. NSBK-C12713
Keywords: 0861047605, ethnicity, work, labour, factory, factories, women's history, woman, women, women's studies, female, females, feminine, gender, women's work, women and work, family, children, twentieth century, 20th, Britain, British, England, English, history, United Kingdom, UK, feminism, feminists, shopfloor, Asians, Indians, hosiery, Needletown
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Arlott, John.
Island Camera: The Isles of Scilly in the photography of the Gibson Family
(David and Charles, 1972). Written in collaboration with Rex Cowan and Frank Gibson. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Hardback. Boards and fly leaf slightly soiled, otherwise good + in torn dustwrapper. 110pp. Order No. NSBK-A10434
Keywords: 0715357743, Isles of Scilly, Gibson family, families, islands, photos, photography, photographs, Scillonians, ships, shipping, coasts, coastal, sea birds, Victorian, twentieth century, Edwardian, nineteenth century, 19th
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Yonge, Charlotte.
The Clever Woman of the Family:
(Macmillan, 4th edition, 1875). Hardback. Very good in worn leather boards. viii + 437pp. Order No. NSBK-C13692
Keywords: B00085IDW4, Charlotte Yonge, The Clever Woman of teh Family, women writers, women's writing, woman writer, females, feminine, writers, authors, authoresses, literature, fiction, Victorian, Victorian period, nineteenth century, 19th, Britain, British, England, English, history, United Kingdom, UK
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