Family Tree magazine January 2012

Family Tree January 2012FREE covermount CD includes: Chipping Sodbury district, Gloucestershire ancestors in the 1861 Census, Kelly’s Directory of Gloucestershire for 1906 (extract), marriage records for Frocester 1559-1837; Maisemore 1557- 1813; and Tirley 1655-1812, plus software, charts, back issues & how-to guide.
The future of old newspapers We delve into the newly-launched British Newspaper Archive
Reinvigorate your research 10 ways to make 2012 your best year yet for family history
10 years of the census online How the launch of the 1901 Census online a decade ago changed family history research forever
How to use overseas records online for free! Top advice for finding and using overseas records online – without paying a penny!
Hidden depths Discover treasures among the lesser-known maritime records at The National Archives
‘Send me a postcard…’ See what old postcards can reveal about your more recent forebears
Key websites for north-east Scotland We continue our online genealogical tour of Scotland

Genealogy angel – when fate takes a hand in the search for our ancestors
The watchmaker & jeweller – turn back the clock to examine the craft of watchmaking
The seventh age – how the elderly were treated in the past
Reader story – ‘my 25-year brickwall solution’
Reader story – ‘putting the record straight for my WWI ancestor’
The scourge of scarlet fever – we investigate the ‘red rash’ that killed so many of our ancestors
Who do you think you are? Live 2012 – find out what’s happening at the world’s biggest family history show
Twiglets – diary of a family tree first-timer
Thoughts on… climbing the faraway tree and having one foot stuck in the past

Regulars: Genealogy News; Genealogical miscellany; Your Q&A & photo-dating, including military; Reviews of the latest books & CDs; Mailbox – your letters; Diary dates

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