FT August 2015

Family Tree magazine August 2015

Family Tree August 2015 is on sale now! This issue we’re inspiring you to reach out to your cousins worldwide, to make new connections and see your tree bloom as a result! Also inside this issue… Ancestry’s DNA test; Royal Navy in WWI; copyright law; dating photo mounts; oral history; Jacobites; pocket contents; semaphore; Great War women; your stories; & much, much more… Plus, free access to selected records at TheGenealogist! You can download the digital edition right now – click here! Simple steps to connect with your cousins worldwide! Discover how to unearth new facts, photos and family stories –

Blogging for family history

Blogging for family history

In the August issue of Family Tree, we have a fantastic article all about how to grow a bigger, better family tree, with genealogist and family history blogger Chris Paton exploring how collateral lines and cousin collaboration can boost our own research. In the article Chris reveals how a blog can be an excellent way to connect with cousins worldwide, ‘If there is one way to really foster links with others, it is to place the research that we have already established onto a website to act as “cousin bait”. The theory is that when others trawl the net to find

FT July

Family Tree magazine July 2015

Family Tree July 2015 is on sale now! Discover how to tell your ancestors’ stories with our essential guide to writing your family history – it’s easier than you think! Also inside this issue… 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain; genealogy & identity; sailors’ wills; ‘women’s issues’; the Hanseatic League; Lord Lyon King of Arms; the great British seaside; your stories; & much, much more… Plus, free access to selected records at TheGenealogist! You can download the digital edition right now – click here! Glimpses of the past Begin writing your family history by following these four easy steps. Identifying

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.

Family Tree magazine February 2012

Family Tree February 2012Family Tree February 2012 is on sale now, packed with expert tips to help you get the most from your research. Inside this issue… Trace your RAF heroes; Remember the Fall of Singapore 70 years ago; explore free online maps to help your research; Learn the value of your ancestors’ money; Charles Dickens’ bicentenary; & more…

FREE covermount CD includes: Ashby-de-la-Zouch district, Leicestershire ancestors in the 1871 Census, Pigot’s Directory of Leicestershire for 1835 (extract), marriage records for Barkston 1574-1837; Plungar 1695- 1837; Knipton 1562-1837; and Croxton Kerrial 1558-1837, plus software, charts, back issues & how-to guide.
Trace your RAF ancestors We reveal how you can trace air force relatives
Fall of Singapore
The story of the noble British Division that defended Singapore 70 years ago
Maps & gazetteers online free Build up a better picture of where your ancestors lived
Farthings, groats & guineas We ask a timely question, ‘what was your ancestors’ money worth?’
Writing about Dickens
The famous writer’s 3x great-grandaughter considers the implications of writing about family
Howes that? We peek behind the scenes of a one-name study
Key websites for the Highlands & islands Join us for the final leg of our online genealogical tour of Scotland

PLUS
Inside story: Austere times – we consider the role of WDYTYA? Live in the current economic climate
Reader story – Did your ancestor die in an epidemic?
Reader story – Sid’s story: The evacuation of Singapore
Skills for life – tracking down charity schoolchildren
The redoubtable Miss Rosie Newman – colour films from WWII let us view our ancestors’ world with new eyes
Head & shoulders above the rest – weighing up the size of our ancestors
Discovering documents – we lift the lid on sacrament certificates
Delights & terrors – a young nurse’s work in war-torn Britain
Who do you think you are? Live 2012 – find out what’s happening at the world’s biggest family history show – last chance to buy two tickets for £25, visit www2.seetickets.com/whodoyouthinkyouare and enter code FTM2425.
Twiglets – diary of a family tree first-timer
Thoughts on… family history howlers happen to the best of us…

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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