Ruth A. Symes is a freelance writer and historian for several genealogical, historical and literary magazines including Family Tree Magazine UK, Who Do You Think You Are Magazine and Discover Your Ancestors Periodical, Scottish Field, Scottish Heritage, and Leopard. Amongst her books are four family history titles: (1) Stories From Your Family Tree: Researching Ancestors Within Living Memory (The History Press, 2008) -this was republished and updated in 2016 as (1) Unearthing Family Tree Mysteries, Pen and Sword Book, 2016); (2) It Runs in the Family : Understanding More About Your Ancestors (The History Press, 2013); and (3) Family First: Tracing Relationships in the Past (Pen and Sword Books, 2015). (4) Tracing Your Ancestors Through Letters and Personal Writings (Pen and Sword, 2016) is her latest book.
Ruth's family history blog is at www.searchmyancestry.blogspot.co.uk.
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Listen to Ruth talking about her books and Unearthing Family Tree Mysteries in particular
On: It Runs in the Family.
'Entertaining and erudite' Your Family Tree Magazine
'Something different and fascinating' Bristol and Avon Family History Society Journal
'All life is here in this entertaining and thought-provoking read' Family Tree Magazine
''Coming at Family History from a unique angle' Family Tree Magazine
On Family First:
'This book is quite different - you should buy it, read it thoroughly and let it reshape and inspire your ideas about your own family history, ' Who Do You Think You Are? magazine
'I have been a family historian for more 40 years, and a professional historian for over 30, but as I read it I was constantly encountering new ways of looking at my family history. ' Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine
'It's a great book - essential reading I would say.' Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine