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Author Foy, Karen.

Title Ancestors in the Attic [electronic resource] : Making Family Memorabilia into History / Karen Foy.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2012]


Description 1 online resource (128 pages)
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Summary A guide to a fantastic and often overlooked resource to learning more about ancestors' everyday livesMuch family history focuses on digging around archives and web searches, but this book shows that attics and closets 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 family history. These are crucial in piecing together the everyday lives of one's ancestors, exposing secrets, and family relationships. Family historians might discover favorite family recipes, information about their schooldays, reconstruct a Victorian family holiday. This book guides readers through 200 years of different types of memorabilia: how to interpret them and how to use them to make one's own family history, perhaps making a scrapbook or website.
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Subject Collectibles.
Souvenirs (Keepsakes)
Photographs in genealogy.
Genealogy -- Miscellanea.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Freading (Firm)
Other Form: Print version: Foy, Karen. Ancestors in the attic. Stroud, Gloucestershire [U.K.] : The History Press, 2012. 9780752464282 (pbk.) : 1991824
ISBN 9780752479118 (e-pub)
Standard No. 9780752479118

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