We often presume that World War I was the first time the world was at war, but the period from the beginning of the "Thirty Years War" in 1618 until the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815, or even as late as the American Civil War (1861-1865) and the January Uprising of 1863 would be good contenders for a World at War. AND given the short space of time until the start of WW I, perhaps, the world has been at war much longer than we realize. This collection, War & Occasional Peace, focuses on the European theatre, during the time of war that I mentioned first: 1618 - 1815.
Wars cause mass migrations as well as sons fleeing conscription. War also means sons and fathers (and in these modern times, daughters and mothers as well) going off to fight and leaving families behind. You may want to consider in your research of your family tree, just how often war might have been the cause of ancestor movement and dramatic changes in family makeup.
Though designed with heritage scrappers in mind, the War & Occasional Peace Collection, like the others in this series was deliberately created so it may also be used successfully with contemporary photos and with photos that are off topic as well.
When working on your genealogy have you kept a timeline of historical events in the regions your ancestors came from? What events have influenced the migration patterns of your ancestors? What modern events have impacted your family, your life?
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Here is a peek at the War & Occasion Peace Collection in my store and layouts from my Creative Team for inspiration as you scrap YOUR family stories.