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Family Tree magazine February 2016

Family Tree February 2016 is on sale now! This issue we’ll help you get to work decoding your family history mysteries, and make great strides forward on your genealogy journey… What will you discover? Also inside this issue… discover what’s great about Ireland; reading old documents; research online for free; naming patterns; help with brickwalls; Scottish research; WW1 memorial projects; your stories; & much, much more… Plus, free access to selected records at TheGenealogist! Don’t forget, Who Do You Think You Are? Live is returning to the NEC in Birmingham from Thursday 7 April to Saturday 9 April. Tickets are

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Family Tree magazine January 2016

Family Tree January 2016 is on sale now! This issue we show you how to take your research worldwide in 2016. Also inside this issue… find out just how far back you can get; old place names; plight of the poor; old language; ancient ancestors; burial data; veterans’ voices; your stories; & much, much more… Plus, free access to selected records at TheGenealogist! You can download the digital edition right now – click here! Don’t ignore the diaspora! Discover the benefits of spreading your family history searches worldwide, and you might break down some brickwalls. Using family reconstruction to find your ancestors

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Family Tree magazine Christmas 2015

Family Tree Christmas 2015 is on sale now! This issue we look back at the family history developments of 2015 and explore the much-anticipated release of the 1939 Register. Also inside this issue… discover new search methods; enclosures & ag labs; costume history; royal genealogy; autograph albums; spas; your stories; & much, much more… Plus, free access to selected records at TheGenealogist! You can download the digital edition right now – click here! A game-changing year of genealogy Chris Paton looks back at the very best 2015 had to offer genealogists. Searching the 1939 Register Find out how to use the 1939

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Family Tree magazine December 2015

Family Tree December 2015 is on sale now! This issue we’re equipping you with super-sleuth tips to help you search smarter! We’re taking a fresh look at the census and delving into the newly digitised electoral register collection for the first time. Also inside this issue… get the most from the major data websites; Scottish genealogy; ancestral dwellings; family portraits; babies’ cradles; portable theatre; WW1 letters; your stories; & much, much more… Plus, free access to selected records at TheGenealogist! You can download the digital edition right now – click here! Making the most of the census We reveal some of

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Family Tree magazine November 2015

Family Tree November 2015 is on sale now! This issue we’re smashing brickwalls and tracing lost ancestors with our expert genealogy problem-solving guide! Also inside this issue… FamilySearch; The Gazette; Deceased Online; old handwriting; slavery; Catholic ancestors; FFHS; textile workers; your stories; & much, much more… Plus, free access to selected records at TheGenealogist! You can download the digital edition right now – click here! Brickwalls & lost ancestors We kick off a fantastic new six-part series on problem-solving for family historians. Get to grips with FamilySearch How to get the best out of this pioneer website. 350 years of history

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.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • 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.