Family Tree December 2014 is on sale now and packed with blunder busting tips to help you get your tree on track! Learn from the experts to avoid making common mistakes and gather the courage to amend your research if you find it’s gone awry. Also inside this issue… Victorian tradesmen and tradeswomen; shell shock; enclosure; Army officers; papist ancestors; self-publishing; your stories; & more… Plus, free access to selected records at TheGenealogist!
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Human error We all make mistakes, but can you admit it when you’ve gone wrong with your research?
19th century tradesmen & tradeswomen Looking for trade ancestors? We turn our attention to the 19th-century world of work.
Shell-shocked Britain What was life like for the men who survived WW1 but were left traumatised by their experiences?
Enclosure: a significant moment in your ancestor’s life? We look at the documents that reveal a revolutionary change in agriculture.
Timepiece Genealogy tourism is often emotional, but imagine finding that your ancestral home had been turned into a museum.
Find your Army officers Discover the main military sources at The National Archives.
Recusants Explore the world of the recusant and find out how you may be able to spot papist ancestors.
Memories under the magnifying glass Start thinking like a librarian and uncover the truth hidden within your family stories.
Stories from self-publishing – a first-time author offers tips on how to publish your family history book.
Where in the world? – discover how to identify and research photographs taken overseas.
Thame Remembers – in Research Zone this issue we learn of a unique WW1 commemoration project in Oxfordshire.
The painful truth – your questions answered on the difficult subject of suicide in family history.
Reader story – wondering about my wanderer
Reader story – the mystery of Anna Ackert’s birth
Make quick work of census brickwalls – trace elusive ancestors using TheGenealogist’s family search tool.
Twiglets – catch up with the latest adventures of our tree-tracing diarist Gill Shaw.
Thoughts on… Diane Lindsay is preserving memories for future generations.
Free records to search! Family Tree readers can view selected records free of charge directly from TheGenealogist.co.uk.
Regulars: Genealogy news; Dear Tom – genealogical miscellany; Your Q&A, including photo-dating & military advice; Reviews of the latest books, CDs & apps; Mailbox – your letters; Diary dates.
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