I have just finished reading ‘Family First: Tracing Relationships in the Past by Ruth Alexandra Symes. I cannot seem to upload the link, it is available from Amazon and I presume book stores. This non fiction book is about social and family history from 1800 to 1950. It is so interesting. Ruth has written many books on the subject and is a freelance magazine writer. The publisher of this book is Pen and Sword.
Most novels are human interest stories, and most humans have families! That is why I really enjoyed this book, for inspiration!