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.

WIN! Love Letters: 2000 Years of Romance

Love Letters

COMPETITION CLOSED: Congratulations to our winner Tracy Messenger, Wiltshire!

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Family Tree has teamed up with the British Library to offer you the chance to win a copy of its recently published title Love Letters: 2000 Years of Romance.

This is the first ever anthology to reproduce original love letters in each of the writers’ own hand. Featuring letters drawn from the library’s unique and vast collections, the romance spans from 168 BC to the 20th century and offers a rare insight into the intimate thoughts, feelings and desires of iconic individuals such as Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Horatio Lord Nelson, Oscar Wilde and Mervyn Peake.

For your chance to win, simply answer the question below by 28 February.

On what date does Valentine’s Day fall?

About Love Letters: 2000 Years of Romance
Edited and written by Andrea Clarke, Curator of Early Modern Historical Manuscripts, Love Letters displays and transcribes in full 25 letters with engaging commentaries about the correspondents and their circumstances, as well as portraits of the writers and recipients. From the raw passion of Rupert Brooke’s letter to Cathleen Nesbitt – ‘I will kiss you till I kill you’ – to the hurt and dejected pre-wedding note from Charles Dickens to his fiancée – ‘do not trifle with me’ – Love Letters exposes ‘every shade of love’ through these personal and private letters between lovers over hundreds of years.

Andrea Clarke, author of Love Letters, says: ‘In an age of emails, tweets and texted “I luv u’s”, Love Letters invites us into a privileged realm and reminds us why the written word is so special. We are delighted to share these handwritten, intimate exchanges between couples – some famous, others now lost to history – with a wider audience.’

Love Letters is also available to buy from the British Library shop www.bl.uk/shop (020 7412 7735). ISBN 978 0712358255. RRP £10.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
• To enter the competition, you must answer the multiple choice question correctly.
• Closing date of the competition is 11.59pm on 28.2.12.
• There will be one winner, receiving a copy of Love Letters: 2000 Years of Romance worth £10.
• Winners of the competition will be announced via the website www.family-tree.co.uk.
• Only one entry is permitted per person.
• Competition is open only to those aged 18 and over.
• No purchase is necessary to enter.
• There will be no cash or alternative prize available.
• The judges’ decision as to the winner is final.
• No correspondence will be entered into.
• Promoters reserve the right to amend or withdraw the competition without notice due to circumstances beyond their reasonable control.