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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.

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

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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