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 May 2012

Family Tree May 2012Family Tree May 2012 is on sale now, packed with expert tips to help you get the most from your research. Inside this issue… Spring challenge – follow our step-by-step research guide and you could grow a family tree to be proud of in just 31 days; free online resources for tracing military ancestors; film archives; free data on one-place study websites; ‘Baedeker Blitz’ 70th anniversary; get creative with writing up your family history; your stories; & more…

A better tree in 31 days Spring into action to make your family history research more productive
One-place studies Discover the wealth of free data on one-place study websites, with Roy Stockdill
Find your military ancestor online – for free! Find free online resources for researching military forebears
Baedeker Blitz We mark the 70th anniversary of the ‘Baedeker Blitz’ on Britain’s historic cities
Viewing your history Explore the film archives that can bring your ancestors’ experiences to life
Key websites for South Wales We continue our online genealogical tour of Wales
FREE covermount CD includes: Crickhowell area, Brecknockshire ancestors in the 1901 Census, Pigot’s Directory of Wales for 1844 (extract), parish registers for Caerwent, Monmouthshire 1568-1710, plus software, charts, back issues & how-to guide.

PLUS
Think outside the box – get creative when writing up your family history
Inside story: Crowdsourcing – the latest methods for generating indexes to digitised records
Fashion in early colonial India – what our female ancestors wore in the early decades of British India
Reader story – a tragic twist of fate
Reader story – the Middleton Luddite Riot, 1812
Reader story – ‘Norman the Mormon’
Twiglets – diary of a family tree first-timer
Thoughts on… it is a great relief when an elusive female ancestor can at last be identified

Regulars: Genealogy news; Genealogical miscellany; Your Q&A, plus photo-dating & military advice; Reviews of the latest books & CDs; Mailbox – your letters; Diary dates; Family names

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