Tracing Your Ancestors’ Childhood

Sue Wilkes

 
Date Published :
October 2013
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Tracing your Ancestors
Illustration :
40 illustrations
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781781591666

Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 224
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Overview
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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.

About The Author
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Sue Wilkes is an established expert on regional, local and industrial history, and she is a well-known family historian. In addition to contributing many articles to history and family history magazines, including Who Do You Think You Are? and Family Tree. She is the author of Regency Spies, A Visitors Guide To Jane Austen's England, The Children History Forgot, Narrow Windows, Narrow Lives, Regency Cheshire, Tracing Your Canal Ancestors, Tracing Your Lancashire Ancestors and Tracing Your Ancestors' Childhood.

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