FT Sept 2015 cover

Family Tree magazine September 2015

Family Tree September 2015 is on sale now! This issue we’re encouraging you to take those first steps with your family history, or if you’re a little further along in your journey, ways in which you can keep going! Also inside this issue… online trees; 1915 crew lists; copyright law; digitising family photos; archive film; childhood and birth order; your stories; & much, much more… Plus, free access to selected records at TheGenealogist! You can download the digital edition right now – click here! Get started, keep going! Follow in Chris Paton’s expert footsteps and start your genealogy journey today. What

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;

Family Tree magazine March 2012

Family Tree March 2012Family Tree March 2012 is on sale now, packed with expert tips to help you get the most from your research. Inside this issue… Trace your living relatives; social media for family history; enclosure records; British soldiers at Kew; ethics in the archives; Special Constables; Spanish Civil War; your stories; & more…

FREE covermount CD includes: West London area ancestors in the 1851 Census, the Post Office Directory of London for 1931 (extract), baptism records for Bishopsgate St Nicholas Acons 1539-1653, plus software, charts, back issues & how-to guide.
Trace your living relatives We explain the how, where and why of tracing living family members to grow your tree
Your virtual family
We look at the pros and cons of social networking sites for genealogical researchers
Law of the land Understand the enclosure movement & look for ancestors in the surviving records
Goodbye & thank Kew Before he retires as FT’s military expert, Iain Swinnerton shares his secrets for those researching British soldiers at Kew
The Special Constable
We unlock the story of the Special Constabulary in England & Wales
Ethics in the archives The ethical considerations for archives bequeathed controversial records

PLUS
A day at the SOG – we have top research tips following FT’s prize winner’s day in the archives at the Society of Genealogists
Reader story – once a draper, always a draper
Reader story – a nurse in the family
Spain in turmoil – explore digitised records of British volunteers who fought in the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War
Plotting the dead – a project to rescue and record a neglected Manchester cemetery
Older mums – we investigate the incidence of women having children later in life
A toast to temperance – discover temperance history & raise a glass to the last teetotal bar in England
Twiglets – diary of a family tree first-timer
Thoughts on… Diane Lindsay embroiders colourful tales about the lives of her ancestors

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

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