Family Tree May 2014 is on sale now & as it’s our 350th issue, we’re celebrating with a bumper giveaway! This month we delve into the secrets of sources, revealing 500 years of family history records – who created them and how to use them! Also inside this issue… Customs & Excise ancestors; land records; translating foreign records; Devon Wills Project; new technology aiding research; family photo fashions; heraldic visitations; your stories; & more… Plus, free digital data for every reader!
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The great faces of family history We look at the great and the good record-keepers of the past 500 years who laid the groundwork for the hobby we enjoy today.
Protecting our island Discover how to research the uniformed Customs and Excise ancestors in your family tree.
Landlord or tenant? Learn to use formal land records, from tenancy agreements to deeds, to trace your family’s roots.
In plain English Don’t let records in a foreign language flummox you – find out how to use online tools such as Google Translate with our easy guide.
Piecing together the past Take a behind-the-scenes look at the Devon Wills Project.
This job’s killing me…Our ancestors’ occupations were often unhealthy – and even deadly.
Free digital data Get access to free records via our exclusive family tree search site.
Local history on your mobile – how a heritage project is bringing history to life across Wales using the latest smartphone technology.
The New Forest at war – discover the New Forest’s fascinating World War II history and find out how technology is helping us learn even more.
It’s all about class: heraldic visitations – find out just how useful heraldic visitations are for family historians.
Family fortunes – a riches to rags ancestral tale spanning more than 250 years…
Dedicated followers of fashion – a look at fashions in family pictures.
The knitting brigade – discover home comforts offering hope to WWI troops.
Making the cut – make sense of your family’s surnames.
Reader story – our ‘funny’ blood.
Twiglets – catch up with the latest adventures of our tree-tracing diarist Gill Shaw.
Thoughts on… Diane Lindsay considers history repeating itself, and a centenary quilt.
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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