Great news! I’ve just signed a contract to write a book for Pen & Sword in their Tracing Your Ancestors series. My book will be called Tracing Your Medical Ancestors and it will be aimed at anyone with a doctor, nurse, surgeon, dentist or other medical professional in their family tree. It will concentrate on the sources available to track down these ancestors and will draw on new research I’ll be doing over the coming months.
I’m really excited about writing this new book and I can’t wait to get started on the research. It will be very different in style from Life in the Victorian Hospital and the other two books written for The History Press because it will be more source-based. I will keep you all updated on my progress with the book through this blog.
Despite the difference in style, I will still be looking for stories of medical ancestors to use as examples in the book. So if you have any kind of medical professional in your family tree, be they district nurse, optician, matron or physician, please do get in touch. I am especially interested in hearing from anyone with photographs of a medical ancestor. Look forward to hearing from you!