FT April 2015

Family Tree magazine April 2015

Family Tree April 2015 is on sale now, packed with top tips to help you grow your tree! We’re commemorating the centenary of Gallipoli this issue and our expert guide will help you trace your ancestors who played a part in this fateful campaign. Also inside this issue… achieve research success in the archives; family history societies; war memorials; early marriage records; Victorian ancestors; techy tips; your stories; & much, much more… Plus, free access to selected records at TheGenealogist! You can download the digital edition right now – click here! The Gallipoli Campaign 1915 Planning a centenary visit to Gallipoli?

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

WIN! A Dictionary of British Place Names

COMPETITION CLOSED: Congratulations to our winners: Claire Mitchell, Kent; Pauline Fothergill, West Yorks; Katrina Day-Reilly, East Sussex; Inga Andersen, Lincs; Pauline Litton, Harrogate; Laura Boyes, Bucks; David Page, Leicester; Jimmy Milligan, Whitley Bay; Tracey Poulter, Wetherby; Frank Blades, Bath

To coincide with our fascinating and informative article on one-place studies in the May issue of Family Tree, on sale now, we have 10 copies of A Dictionary of British Place Names by A D Mills to give away. To enter the draw all you have to do is answer the following question correctly, by 17 May 2012. Ten winners will be picked at random after this date.

Who wrote our one-place study article? Need some help? Click here.


A Dictionary of British Place NamesA Dictionary of British Place Names
This is an invaluable guide to the origins of more than 17,000 place names across Britain. Newly updated, it features counties, cities, towns, suburbs, rivers and coastal features, explaining their meanings and how they reflect Britain’s colourful past – from the invasions and settlement of the Celts (Dover and Leeds) to the Norman Conquest (Battle and Richmond) and more recent historical events (Peacehaven and Waterloo). Some of the more exotic place names such as California and Quebec sit happily alongside more intriguing names such as Crackpot and Pennycomequick in this rich collection from England, Scotland, the Scottish islands, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Including maps, glossaries and recommended websites for further research, this is a fascinating and useful gazetteer that you will reach for again and again.
ISBN: 9780199609086, £10.99. Published by Oxford University Press; www.oup.com.


  • To enter the competition, you must answer the multiple choice question correctly.
  • Closing date of the competition is 11.59pm on 17.5.12.
  • There will be ten winners, each receiving one copy of A Dictionary of British Place Names.
  • 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.