Family Tree Christmas 2014

Family Tree ChristmasFamily Tree Christmas 2014 is on sale now and filled with delights to see you through the festive season. Take stock of your family history research this year, and look forward to another year of genealogy adventures! Inside this issue… Shocks and surprises; tracing soldiers; WW1 in East Africa; the YMCA; Victorian pauper children; Scottish retours; DNA tests; insurance records; your stories; & more… Plus, free access to selected records at TheGenealogist!

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Be careful what you wish for There may be shocks and surprises in store when you first start your ancestral research.
Researching your soldier Discover the records you can enlist at The National Archives to trace your non-officer ancestor.
The campaign to be remembered Did your WW1 forebears fight in the ‘forgotten’ campaign in East Africa?
A little bit of home The YMCA provided your First World War relatives with ‘a little bit of home’ when they needed it most.
What happened to Victorian destitute children? Discover what life was like for your poor child ancestors in institutions such as orphanages and cottage homes.
Retours: the great unknown… Never heard of Retours? Find out all about these useful but little-known Scottish records.
Which test is best for you? DNA tests for genealogists put under the microscope.
Doing their bit too The moving stories of children in wartime.

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Family archive – we go behind the scenes of a remarkable project that has digitised a rich family archive.
Protecting their assets – how insurance policies can give valuable insights into your family’s past.
Reader story – DNA & my ancestral tree
One for the album – a photographer shares his tips after spending 2014 documenting his living family.
Using your research skills as a museum volunteer – this issue’s Research Zone reveals a family historian whose research has added a personal touch to a museum’s treasures.
The census enumerator of 1881 – a colourful account of a census enumerator’s experiences.
Top search tips: mastering keywords – find just the records you need using the Master Search facility on the TheGenealogist.co.uk.
Researchers beware! – the dangers of assuming the origins of surnames.
Reader story – three brothers-in-arms
Twiglets – catch up with the latest adventures of our tree-tracing diarist Gill Shaw.
Thoughts on… Diane Lindsay reveals why she loves Christmas.

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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Family Tree magazine December 2014

Family Tree DecemberFamily 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.

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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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Family Tree magazine November 2014 – 30th birthday issue!

Family Tree November 2014Family Tree November 2014 is on sale now and… IT’S OUR BIRTHDAY! We’re celebrating 30 years of being at the heart of family history – keeping you up-to-date and entertained in equal measure as you trace your tree. To honour the occasion we have giveaways galore and we reminisce the past 30 years of supporting family historians with their (and our!) much-loved genealogy pursuits. Also this issue… bite-sized genealogy ideas; software comparison; records at TNA; Home Front timeline; tithe maps; & much more… Plus, free access to selected records at TheGenealogist!

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30 years at the heart of family history We look back at 30 years of Family Tree, the magazine that brought family history to the masses.
30th birthday giveaway Join in our anniversary celebrations – and see what you might win!
7 genealogy snacks… in 30 minutes Seven genealogy-themed ways to spend 30 minutes a day!
Which software? Get the low-down on the most popular genealogy programs on the market.
Enrich your research with ‘real’ records Discover the world-class collections at Kew.
The Great War at home View your WW1 relatives’ lives in context with our useful Home Front timeline.
A sense of place How tithe maps and apportionments can reveal where your ancestors came from.
18th century tradesmen & tradeswomen Found trader ancestors in your tree? These sources will help you uncover their working lives.

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Linking the branches of your family tree –how best to share your research with distant relatives.
Local heroes – find out how to apply for Heritage Lottery Funding for your family history project in ‘Research Zone’.
Taking up a genealogical gauntlet – discover what happened when a researcher took on a stranger’s genealogical challenge.
Truly French? – surnames with an apparently French flavour.
Labelled a lunatic – explore records of asylum patients of the past, and the reasons why some of our ancestors were locked away.
From W to Z – the final instalment of our special WW1 film series.
Buried in Israel – explore war cemeteries in the Middle East.
Search 1.3m WW1 casualties – TheGenealogist’s new collection of records.
Twiglets – catch up with the latest adventures of our tree-tracing diarist Gill Shaw.
Thoughts on… Scottish ties with Diane Lindsay.
Free records to search! Family Tree readers can view selected records free of charge directly from TheGenealogist.co.uk.

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Family Tree magazine October 2014

Family Tree October 2014Family Tree October 2014 is on sale now! Learn to love your brickwalls with our expert know-how! Also inside this issue… the four-day family history plan that works; trace elusive deaths; census behind the scenes; put your tree online; title deeds; WW1 fashion; propaganda; your stories; & more… Plus, free access to selected records at TheGenealogist!

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Love your brickwalls: discover why you should! Learn to embrace and overcome brickwalls with our essential guide.
A month of Mondays Transform your research with our four-day family history plan that really works!
The census: behind the scenes… Take a fascinating look at the trials and tribulations of early census enumerators tasked with recording the households of our Victorian forebears.
Missing, presumed dead Track down the ancestors whose deaths have eluded you.
Putting your tree online Improve your chances of discovering new cousins and breaking down brickwalls by uploading your family tree online.
Understanding title deeds In this issue’s documents workshop, we explain how to get the best out of title deeds.
Britain prepares Discover how Britain mobilised for war on 5 August 1914.
The wartime wardrobe Jayne Shrimpton highlights the world of 1940s fashion and reminds us how resourceful women became during the austere war years.

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The dark world of propaganda – how the dark world of propaganda affected the lives of our WW2 families.
Visiting the battlefields of the Second World War – get expert advice from tour pioneers Tonie and Valmai Holt.
Land of opportunity – get clued up about the Family Tree-sponsored Society for One-Place Studies’ first international conference.
A nautical passion – in ‘Research Zone’, we meet the man behind ‘Benjidog’, a growing resource for those researching Merchant Navy forebears.
From tanks to treaties – our A-Z of WW1 film series continues.
Military Medal records of WW1 – discover these newly-released records uniquely on TheGenealogist.
Twiglets – catch up with the latest adventures of our tree-tracing diarist Gill Shaw.
Thoughts on…   Diane Lindsay goes back to school.
Free records to search! Family Tree readers can view selected records free of charge directly from TheGenealogist.co.uk.

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Family Tree magazine September 2014

Family Tree SeptemberFamily Tree September 2014 is on sale now! Learn from our experts, as they shed new light on old sources and share the secrets of taking research to a professional level. Also inside this issue… we test the genealogy giants – find the best data site for you; visiting battlefields; new census angles; apprenticeship records; WW1 research; Acts of Parliament; your stories; & more… Plus, free access to selected records at TheGenealogist!

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Genius ideas to kickstart your family history Brush up on your family history know-how with five top family history experts.
Testing the genealogy giants We try out the major family history subscription sites to see what you get for your money.
Visiting the battlefields… Choose the WW1 battlefield tour that’s right for you.
The census: what really happened? The discovery of some 1841 householder pages provides a new angle on these early records.
Using apprenticeship records A look at taxes and indentures of our trader ancestors.
The Great War at your fingertips This round-up of WW1 records online will help you better research your ancestors’ war years.
The madness of war We visit the newly-reopened Imperial War Museum London and discover a moving memorial to our ancestors who lived, served and died in the Great War.

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To the letter of the law – discover how the actual wording of certain Acts of Parliament provides further clues to the past.
A family treasure trove – delightful family discoveries, plus handy tips on keeping your own archives safe.
Reader story – three men & a war.
The Somme on the big screen – more about the cinema industry’s role in WW1.
Grave matters – how a simple homemade device can help you decipher memorial inscriptions.
Curious Cornwall cognomens – what is it that distinguishes a Cornish surname?
Research Zone – exploring the mystery behind a tantalising unsigned sketchbook.
Twiglets – catch up with the latest adventures of our tree-tracing diarist Gill Shaw.
Thoughts on… Diane Lindsay is never bored!
Free records to search! Family Tree readers can view selected records free of charge directly from TheGenealogist.co.uk.

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