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Book Title: Tracing Your Ancestors' Childhood: A Guide for Family Historians|
The author of the book: Sue Wilkes
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 542 KB
Edition: Pen & Sword Family History
Date of issue: October 19th 2013
ISBN 13: 9781781591666
Read full description of the books Tracing Your Ancestors' Childhood: A Guide for Family Historians:Every family historian has child ancestors, and childhood experiences and records are an essential aspect of research into a past life. That is why Sue Wilkes s detailed and accessible handbook is such a useful guide for anyone who is trying to find out about the early years of their forbears. In Tracing Your Ancestors Childhood, she explores the history of childhood and education and brings together information about relevant records and archives into one handy reference guide. She outlines ancestors childhood experiences at home, school, work and in institutions, especially during Victorian times.In the opening chapter, she reviews basic family history sources, and then she discusses records of childhood in detail. Specialist archives, published sources, recommended reading and other resources and documents are covered. She focuses primarily on England and Wales and covers the years 1750 1950. The second part of her book is a directory of archives and specialist repositories. Databases of children s societies, useful genealogy websites, and places to visit which bring the social history of childhood to life are all included.
Read information about the authorSue Wilkes has lived in Cheshire with her family since 1981. She grew up in Salford, just as many of the great relics of the Industrial Revolution were being demolished. Her grandfather and great-grandfather were Lancashire miners. Her great-grandmother was a mill-worker, and her grandmother was a weaver at a mill.
Sue is a regular contributor to print and online magazines in the UK and USA. She is a fact-checker for a UK history magazine. Sue is married, with two children, and is a member of the Society of Authors.
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