January 2018 Discounted Book of the Month - My Ancestor was a Woman at War

Women did a lot more in wars than we popularly assume. However, researching your female ancestors at war requires a different approach from that of standard military history research - as well as flexibility and dedication. Part of the Society of Genealogists’ My Ancestor was… series, this book aims to explore the range of roles undertaken by women during wartime. It also encourages wider research into the role of women at war, with a particular emphasis on the Victorian era and the First and Second World Wars. There are chapters on women working within the medical professions, women working in munitions, women in the navy and the air force, and women in intelligence. 

With fascinating case studies, and a very useful guide to available records and sources, this book is an essential read for any family historian with a female military ancestor or indeed an interest in military history. ‘A refreshing and in-depth look at ‘herstory’ from a genealogist’s point of view, with masses of valuable leads for further research’. Family Tree Magazine.

By Emma Jolly, Published December 2013.A5, 312 pages, ISBN:978-1-907199-18-9.

The normal price of My Ancestor was a Woman at War is £9.99 and it is currently available to SoG members at the discounted price of £8.09
(£8.99 to non-members).  This book plus the full range of titles published by the Society are available in our bookshop, online at:
or by telephone: 020 7251 8799. A £2.00 postal charge applies. Offer ends 31 January 2018

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