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 September 2012

Family Tree September 2012Family Tree September 2012 is on sale now, including 10 simple steps to help you trace your family today. Also inside this issue… Win a Flip-Pal mobile scanner; your Merchant Navy heroes; records of the Church of Ireland; researching European ancestors; Facebook for family history; Munster websites; your stories; & more…

10 steps to success We show you the way to become a great family historian
Your heroes of the sea We mark Merchant Navy Day and detail the awards and medals that your civilian seaman might have received
Church of Ireland ancestors Get to grips with the records of the Church of Ireland, and discover what you can learn about your ancestors
Inside story: the family history forecast As Northern Ireland signals plans to place its civil registration records online, the spotlight falls on England and Wales
Doing the Continental Discover how to begin researching ancestors who came from Europe
Become a Facebook fanatic Unlock the true potential of Facebook and revolutionise your research
Travelling back to Railway Street Using the census to flesh out the lives of ancestors on one Midlands street
Win a Flip-Pal mobile scanner Collect the coupons to enter our fantastic prize draw! Find out more here.
FREE covermount CD includes: Newcastle-under-Lyme area, Staffordshire ancestors in the 1851 Census, Samuel Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary of Ireland for 1839 (extract), parish registers for Tipton, Staffordshire, 1697 to 1736, plus software, charts, back issues & how-to guide.

PLUS
The accidental author – how Paul Bangay came to publish a book about his exciting ancestor, who was caught up in a 19th-century banking scandal
A marvel to behold! – we ferret out a curious aspect of London’s history; the importation of exotic animals
Munster medley – we pick out the best websites for the historic province of Munster
Reader story – a hero of the Peninsular War
Dairymaids & potato pickers – we examine the back-breaking but essential work of women on British farms in the past
Birds of a feather – family history is so much more than the numbers of names perched on your tree
Twiglets – diary of a family tree first-timer
Thoughts on… yearning for those stress-free days of rolls of family tree charts and scruffy pencils…

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

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