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Friday, March 1, 2019

Finding Florence, Maude, Matilda, Rose: Researching and writing women into family history

We should’ve have listened to Grandma as she knew much more about the family history than anyone else. It is Grandma who kept the photos and letters and who watched and worked to ensure her children and grandchildren were fed, clothed, cared for and loved. Women were pivotal to family and we need to ensure they are included in our family stories. 

This exciting and practical book provides, for the first time, a set of easy to follow and very relevant ideas, strategies, tips and tricks to add into your family histories the women of your family history. Written by Noeline Kyle an experienced and expert historian of women and family this book has everything for the family and social historian aiming to write the rich stories our female ancestors deserve. 

It is timely to think again about women ancestors who lived and worked and struggled as mothers, daughters, grandmothers, great grandmothers within the family, at work and in public life and also about those darker places such as in prisons, on convict transports and in the courts. Women were the perpetrators of crimes as well as victims and researching and writing their lives should include the complexity and contradiction of human endeavour in all its guises.

Noeline Kyle's book Finding Florence, Maude, Matilda Rose is now available on Amazon, 

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