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

IWM sound archive launched online

More than 14,000 interviews from the Imperial War Museums‘ (IWM) sound archive have been made freely available online to the public for the first time.
The recordings, which make up half of the IWM’s extensive sound archive, relate to the Western Front and Gallipoli during the First World War and vividly capture the experiences of those from all ranks who served during these military campaigns, including men who fought in the Battle of the Somme and Ypres, and those who endured daily life in the trenches. The significant naval holdings forming part of the archive include interviews relating to the Battle of Jutland in 1916, while many others offer an insight into the ordinary seaman’s life on the lower decks and conditions onboard ships of the Royal Navy during this time. Another series of recordings reflect the experiences of pioneering airmen who served with the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service during the First World War.
The recordings, which can be explored here, represent more than 14,000 individual digital assets and mainly comprise interviews with men and women who experienced warfare in its many guises from the beginning of the 20th century. All the major land campaigns of the Second World War and post-1945 conflicts are also significantly represented.
Anthony Richards, IWM’s Head of Documents and Sound, said: ‘One of IWM’s main priorities is to engage with audiences across the world. By opening access to our sound archives, we’re ensuring that personal stories from conflicts are remembered and that more people have access to our extensive collections beyond museum walls.’
IWM has published the material as part of a unique online initiative and aims to make further material available in the future. The IWM’s online collections can be searched at www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search.
The IWM’s flagship branch, IWM London, is currently closed while it undergoes refurbishment in preparation for the centenary in 2014 of the start of the First World War. It is due to partially reopen in July and will fully reopen in summer 2014, when it will unveil its brand new look and First World War Galleries.

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