FT June 2015

Family Tree magazine June 2015

Family Tree June 2015 is on sale now! With major anniversaries for Waterloo and Magna Carta this year, now is an inspiring time for a new family history research challenge and we have all the expert guidance you need. For the adventurous among us we have possible sources to help track down your medieval ancestors; and if you think you might have a soldier forebear involved in the Battle of Waterloo now’s the time to find out for sure. Also this issue… UKBMD updates; lost records; archive volunteers; heraldry; Salvation Army records; medieval fashions; WW1 music; lion queens; your stories;

FT & Diane Lindsay

Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2015 in pictures

Wow, what a fabulous event Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2015 was! We had a great time – the highlight being meeting lots of our wonderful readers – and we hope you enjoyed it too if you were able to make it. The NEC proved to be a fabulous new venue for the show, and the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed, so we’re pleased to know the event will be in Birmingham again next year. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our stand! Click on the images below to view them larger.

FT May 2015

Family Tree magazine May 2015

Family Tree May 2015 is on sale now, bursting with an extravagant mix of helpful articles and research stories. We reflect on the sinking of the Lusitania, an event that had a deep impact on families far beyond those directly connected to the tragedy, plus we remember 70 years since VE day. Also inside this issue… electoral records; heraldry; Birmingham research; post-1837 marriage records; post-feudal ‘gang’ wars; American pioneers; spiritualism between the wars; your stories; & much, much more… Plus, free access to selected records at TheGenealogist! You can download the digital edition right now – click here! The final voyage of

Building Family Tree stand

Family Tree is at Who Do You Think You Are? Live

As I write this the Family Tree stand is being constructed at the NEC, Birmingham for Who Do You Think You Are? Live. The show opens its doors tomorrow for three full days of genealogy madness! We always enjoy the show and the opportunity to see many of our fabulous readers. We’re looking forward to seeing lots of you again this year and hope there will be some new faces, with those of you who have been unable to make it to the previous shows in London able to experience it for the first time. There will be much to

FT April 2015

Family Tree magazine April 2015

Family Tree April 2015 is on sale now, packed with top tips to help you grow your tree! We’re commemorating the centenary of Gallipoli this issue and our expert guide will help you trace your ancestors who played a part in this fateful campaign. Also inside this issue… achieve research success in the archives; family history societies; war memorials; early marriage records; Victorian ancestors; techy tips; your stories; & much, much more… Plus, free access to selected records at TheGenealogist! You can download the digital edition right now – click here! The Gallipoli Campaign 1915 Planning a centenary visit to Gallipoli?

Family Tree August 2011

Family Tree August 2011 is on sale now, packed with expert tips to help you get the most from your research. Inside this issue…

FREE covermount CD includes: Battle, Sussex ancestors in 1891 Census, White’s Directory of Hampshire for 1878, parish records for St Thomas а Becket, Portsmouth, plus software, charts, back issues & how-to guide.
British roots on FamilySearch Explore the wealth of British records available on the world’s biggest free genealogy website
The UK’s National Register Unlock your more recent family’s past with the UK’s WWII ‘census’
Lives in context Discover useful sources for researching 19th century ancestors
Find your way back to Ireland Retrace the footsteps of the people of the Irish diaspora back to the Emerald Isle
Whys & wherefores of illegitimacy Were babies born out of wedlock in Scotland less frowned upon than those in England?
How to photograph old documents Top tips on the best ways to successfully photograph your precious records
 
PLUS
The fireman – how and why the relatively modern fire service came into being
Working lives – our top guide to occupation records on Ancestry.co.uk
Clothing times – unravel the lives of your textile worker ancestors
Key websites… for tracing ancestors in Hampshire, Sussex and Kent
The gift of life – the twists and turns of history that made our ancestors, and us, who we are today
Turnpikes & toll collectors – a fascinating tale of the turnpike system and the stoical people who collected the tolls
Tackle your family history – indulge in some genealogy if you’re visiting New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup
Twiglets – diary of a family tree first-timer
Photo-dating special – expert photo-dating clues to help you with your own family history puzzles.
Gallivanting gallstones – what would ancestors have thought of air travel, America and mobile phones?
Regulars: Genealogy News; Genealogical miscellany; Your Q&A, including military photo-dating; Reviews of the latest books & CDs; Mailbox – your letters; Diary dates
 
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