FT March 2015

Family Tree magazine March 2015

Family Tree March 2015 is on sale now, revealing the riches of the parish chest! Parish records can offer clues to help us grow our tree right back to the 16th century and hold the stories of our ancestors’ wider lives – and they’re ready for researching! Also inside this issue… Genealogical indexes; Navy service records; emigrants & immigrants; WI centenary; surname origins; family history apps; mourning dress; your stories; & much, much more… Plus, free access to selected records at TheGenealogist! You can download the digital edition right now – click here! The parish chest: a review of its contents

FT Feb 2015

Family Tree magazine February 2015

Family Tree February 2015 is on sale now and brimming with ways to help you solve your family history mysteries! Inside this issue… Expert genealogist research tips, merchant sailors; Scottish wills and testaments; weights and measures; find graves online; death duty records; blogging tips; church registers; WW1 fashion; your stories; & much, much more… Plus, free access to selected records at TheGenealogist! You can download the digital edition right now – click here! Inside a researcher’s casebook Peek inside expert genealogist Roy Stockdill’s celebrity casebook to discover some amazing research tips. Defiance at sea How to trace your brave merchant sailors

Family history at your fingertips

Family history at your fingertips

Discover new ways to research your family history in the era of digital technology with this ultimate guide brought to you by the Family Tree team.

Family history ebook

Our first ebook is now available!

At Family Tree we are pleased to announce our first ebook is now available for you to enjoy any time, anywhere and on any device! My Family and Other Annals – Adventures in Family History is by Family Tree‘s very own and much treasured Diane Lindsay. Every issue Diane puts ‘family’ and ‘story’ into family history, recounting ancestral escapades and misty-eyed memories that are sure to ring bells with many aspects of your own family anecdotes too. Now we’ve put together a collection of Diane’s popular and beautifully illustrated ‘Thoughts on…’ columns in an ebook for you to download and

Findmypast.co.uk publishes new maritime BMD records

Findmypast.co.uk, in association with The National Archives, has published two new sets of records, which include information about the passengers and crew aboard Titanic’s ill-fated maiden voyage. The Maritime birth, marriage and death records and White Star Line Officers’ books are both now available.

In ‘maritime births, marriages and deaths’ you can search for your ancestors in full colour scans of the original documents recording births, marriages and deaths at sea. In addition to these, births, marriages and deaths associated with seafaring occupations are recorded – not just events that took place at sea. The Maritime death records include a list of the Titanic crew members and passengers who died at sea. The collection includes 38,990 birth records covering the years 1867-1960, 37,538 marriage records covering the years 1854-1972, and 949,890 death records covering the years 1794-1964.

In ‘White Star Line Officers’ books’ you can view full colour scans of the original service records of White Star Line officers and commanders, including all the officers on board Titanic.
The collection comprises 1,042 records covering the years 1868-1934. The information for each officer includes date and place of birth, address, details of his apprenticeship, the names and dates of the ships served upon and the date he left the company.