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Which genealogy course? Are family history courses good value for money?
Who's the mother? Illegitimacy and missing workhouse records make research difficult.
Dating old photographs with our costume dating expert.
Screen searchers: Maggie Loughran weighs up the pros and cons of research via online communities and social networking.
Voyage of discovery: A reader provides useful tips on picturing the past and photographing the present.
Fate plays a hand: Missing OPRs and how they came to light.
'Some people are on the pitch ' A reader reveals that football hooliganism is no modern phenomenon.
Worth less than £1 per head: 146 years ago this month, 204 men and boys died 600 feet below the Northumbrian countryside in one of Britain's tragic mining disasters.
Finding your forebears in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Youthful spirit: The Girls' Training Corps.
Incarcerated in 1861: finding ancestors on the 1861 Census.
Aliens' records: tracing immigrant ancestors.
Outlandish names in the late 19th century census returns.
How to use the Ellis Island website.
Website focus on medical ancestors.
Genealogist's-eye view: a visit to the Land of the Long White Cloud.
Plus Genealogy Today; Letters; Marketplace; Web News& CD reviews.
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What's on your cover CD?
The Manchester Directory of 1772; The War Illustrated: Earl Kitchener: A Memoir; Back issues PFH January 2002, FTM January 2000; Shareware WinGenea;
Finding your forebears in Cheshire
Family history courses - are they good value for money?
10 Top tips to help you identify a military ancestor's rank & regiment
Dating old photographs
PFH Answers - six pages of Q&As
Brickwall solutions - an ancestral home is at the bottom of a reservoir
2 FOR 1 Ticket offer for Who Do You Think You Are LIVE event
Girls in grey - the Women's Junior Air Corps
Transcriptions from the 1871 Census returns - prisoners
Quarter sessions - what are they and where will you find them?
West meets East- immigrants to the UK
Genealogy Today from around the world
Bliss woollen mills
A readers collection of signatures of Girl Guides from the 'Roaring Twenties'
A connection to Jack the Ripper
A reader's memories of 'the bombing field'
Web News - keep up with the latest news and resources on the World Wide Web
How to use Access to Archives
Top 20 websites on entertainers
Family History Detective - solve our puzzle and win a prize
On this month's cover CD
Kelly's Suffolk Directory 1912
Back issues: PFH February 2000 & FTM February 2001
Software Brother's Keeper (shareware)
Bonus Essential web links
100 Years of the Territorial Army: find out more online
Genealogist's Eye View: organising your research can make a big difference to our results
Finding your forebears in Gwynedd: What north-west Wales has to offer the family historian
Whose history is it anyway? The trials of finding the truth in history
The Air Transport Auxiliary: an essential unit during WWII
Incarcerated in 1891: transcriptions from a selection of census returns for prisons in England and Wales in 1891
Where did the butterflies come from? A helping hand from our expert genealogists helps a reader discover the truth about a Doubleday connection
In the Hot Seat! eBay's TopLots auction winner spends a day as editor on PFH and interviews the Chairman of the Federation of Family History Societies, who was the selected charity for the successful bid
PFH answers: Five pages of expert advice and a useful address list
Life and death in the workhouse: helping a reader with a brick wall solution
What's new at the Federation of Family History Societies
How to use the British Library www.bl.uk
Website focus on east coast fishermen, top 20 websites
Chancery records: how to use the records
Dating old photographs
Anastasia & a secret mission: a reader tells how his father took part in a top-secret mission
The Thames gun forts - where the Army was all at sea
Plus regular items: Genealogy today, Readers' letters, Web news, CD reviews, Marketplace incorporating diary dates
On the cover CD
White's Hampshire Directory 1878
The War Illustrated: with the Scots in France
Back issues: PFH April 2002, FTM April 1986
Shareware: Kith and Kin Pro 2
The armies of the Honourable East India Company
Finding your forebears in Norfolk
Glimpse inside the new ScotlandsPeople Centre
Readers' trees: Our expert helps in finding a father's family and overcome an Irish stumbling block
17th century Stuart oath and tax records
It's in print so it must be true!
Making the most of your day at The National Archives
Steeple stunts: A risky pastime for thrill seekers
How to use Online parish clerks, search thousands of parish records for free!
Website focus on watchmakers
CD selection and giveaways
Join the family history club!
Incarcerated in 1901: a selection of census returns for prisons transcribed
Dating old Photographs: this ever popular feature bring your photographic heirlooms to life
Notable Names: an investigation into the curious trend of naming children after famous battles
Genealogy today - news and updates in the world of family history
Love letters: a reader's story
Plus regulars: PFH answers (your genealogical questions answered by our team of experts) Readers' letters; Genealogist's Eye View (the most efficient way to search for ancestors online); a list of useful addresses; Web news with new online guide; Family History Detective: solve this month's puzzle and win 100 credits from 192.com; Marketplace - our free reader service plus diary dates, book giveaways and prize winners
On your free cover CD
Buler's East Yorkshire History, Topography and Directory 1892; The War Illustrated: How the gunners saved the day; Shareware TreeDraw 3; Back issues: PFH May 2003, FTM May 1987; Bonus weblinks
Celtic commerce: Some of the most common old Welsh occupations and how to trace them.
Finding your forebears in Devon.
Farewell to a family historian: Don Steel.
Newspaper research and where to begin.
Stretch your imagination: a reader could not resist researching someone else's family.
Trace an emigrant's passage to Canada.
Dissenters in the family: Where to look for Nonconformist ancestors.
Lay subsidy rolls: What are they and how do you use them?
Coroners' inquests: What can be found?
A description of brewery workers and where to find the records.
Forging friendships through adversity: a reader's father's World War II experiences.
Readers' trees: A diverting pseudonym - did a reader's grandfather assume an alias and leave his family to become an actor?
As I see it 'If it's to be, it's up to me'
Focus website on rope makers.
How to use British History Online.
Plus the regulars: PFH Answers; Dating old photographs; Genealogist's Eye View; Genealogy today; Readers' letters; PFH Marketplace CD reviews and giveaways; Family History Detective.
On your free cover CD:
Nottinghamshire Post Office Directory 1881
The War Illustrated: The First Sea-fight of its Kind
Back issues: PFH June 2002, FTM June 1990
Software shareware WinGenea
Bonus Essential Web Links
Battlefield tours: How they can add to your family history
Finding your forebears in Northumberland
Confessions of a collector: shortcomings when recording information
Birth, marriage and death records: back to basics
More than just a name: how to use local history to enrich your research
Newspaper reports: exploring records of death
School days: school logbooks, social and family history
I remember Memories of wartime London
Probability and family history: will our expert succeed where a reader did not
Brickwall solutions: a tale of two names
As I see it How the family history world has evolved in recent years
How to use www.workhouses.org.uk
Website focus on the cost of living
Dating old photographs
Genealogist's Eye View: should we rethink our data protection and security procedures?
Plus regulars: PFH Answers, Genealogy Today, Readers' Letters, Laugh Lines, Web news, CD selection, Family History Detective, PFH Marketplace.
On your cover CD
Alphabetical Directory for Bath, Somerset 1916
The War Illustrated: the Brain of the Fighting Man
Brother's Keeper, shareware
Back issues: PFH July 2003, FTM July 1991
Census returns: a major resource for family historians. How can they help you?
What's in a name? the problems that arise when our ancestors don't stick to their given name
Read all about it! Company magazines or in-house staff journals
Lost in OZ: a readers search for an Irish ancestor
When did that happen? Understanding Calendar changes
London's underground railway: Did your ancestor work on the world's first underground railway?
Finding your forebears in Monmouthshire
Ancestors at the polls: In the 18th & 19th centuries the votes cast in elections were made public
The battle of Cinderloo: an event that rocked mining communities surrounding Dawley in Shropshire
Treehouse: NEW pages just for kids!
Readers' Trees: Proving a family story
Web focus on memorial inscriptions
Family History Detective: over the sea to France
Memorial inscriptions and burial records
Famous Names: from humble beginnings
The patient who became a nurse
Books to win
Regulars: PFH Answers, Dating old photographs, Genealogist's Eye View, Readers' letters, Genealogy today, PFH Marketplace, Web news, CD selection and giveaways, Family History Detective
On this month's free cover CD
1895 Post Office Directory for Derbyshire
The War Illustrated: The Great Push - and After
Back issues: PFH August 2004, FTM August 1992
Kith and Kin Pro 2 shareware
Free Magnifying Glass on the cover of this month's issue
An introduction to dating and identifying your military photos
Back to basics guide to using parish registers
Child migrants to Canada - how to trace British Home Children sent to live and work in Canada
Find ancestors who worked on London's Underground
Finding your forebears in Oxfordshire
Discover ways of finding your ancestors on electoral registers
Our expert investigates Tory leader David Cameron's family tree
A reader's Irish ancestry and how they were forced to leave Ireland during the Great Famine
Memories of being a Land Girl in 1941
Readers' trees: our expert untangles a family story
Treehouse: a new, exciting space for kids
How to use the ships list online
Web focus on the textile industry and its workers
Regulars: PFH answers, Dating old photographs, Genealogist's eye view - storage, Genealogy today, Readers' letters, Marketplace, Web news, CD selection, Family History Detective
Plus lots of books and CDs to win
Discover WWI Service Records
Life on the ocean waves: records that reveal the journeys of our merchant navy ancestors
Finding your Forebears In Cambridgeshire
The 16th Century: a guide through the history of England
Your History on Screen: how to preserve precious home movies
Following a paper trail: delving into diaries and letters -our ancestors' innermost thoughts
Meet the ancestors: Precious Memories - using family photographs to tell a story
Dating old Photographs
Readers' trees: illegitimate ancestors
Brick wall solutions: informal adoption
As I see it: Back to the source
Treehouse: PFH's exciting space for kids
How to use: Booth's Poverty Maps online
Web focus on pottery
Regulars: Web news; PFH Answers; CD selection; Genealogy today; Readers' letters; PFH Marketplace; Family History Detective; Genealogist's eve view: take a break!
Books to win!
Emigration from Britain and Ireland: find out which sources are available to help you trace your emigrant ancestors.
Genealogist's Eye View: Mind the gap - strategies for bridging a gap in your family history.
A beginner's guide to heraldry
Dating Old Photographs with our expert Jayne Shrimpton
Finding your forebears in Dundee & Angus
Patrolling the coast: continuing on from last issue's article, this time on the coastguard service
The easy way to extend your family tree
Treehouse: family history for kids - this issue is on Remembrance Day
Readers' Trees: Filling the gap
How to use Naval-history.net for free
Web focus on shipbuilding - more top websites
Chronicles: 1600-1650, a period that shaped modern Britain
A foundling father: Roy Stockdill researches actress Josephine Tewson's family tree
Family roots at Borough Market on London's South Bank
CD giveaways & Books to win
Regulars: Genealogy Today: News & other items of interest from around the world; Readers' letters; PFH answers & useful addresses; Web news; CD selection; Family History Detective; Marketplace
Extra Pages and a new look
Genealogy News: includes information about UK inbound passenger lists and Scottish heraldry records online
Mailbox: Your letters, tips and stories
Back to basics: What did you do in the war, Grandad? Find out how to do the research
As I see it a personal opinion
Discover why social history matters
How to trace your forebears in Nottinghamshire
Canal and river people - who were they and what did they do?
How to date old photographs with our costume dating expert
Christmas past: full of information and activities for kids.
Help! I'm too young for family history: There are great rewards for starting young, find out how
Searching adoption records - how to do it
Preserving your documents and treasures
Roy's ramblings: our regular contributor Roy Stockdill's unusual and amusing family history snippets
Readers' trees: smashing through readers' brick walls with the help of our expert
How to track down your Irish ancestors
Chronicles 1650-1700: discover how historical events affected the lives of our ancestors
A home from home: a short-lived but memorable Wiltshire haven for young unmarried mothers
Regulars: PFH answers; Genealogist's eye view- the best free websites; PFH Marketplace with over 30 books, CDs and software giveaways this month
Take a break: try out your history and family history knowledge with our crossword puzzle
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