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Family Tree magazine - index of 2016 articles

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Family Tree magazine article index 2016

Articles in the January 2016 issue of Family Tree magazine…

Article Subject Author
Beginners Researching ancestors before civil registration Annal, David
Cumbria Mapping the burial grounds of Cumbria Powell, Ken
Deaths/burials Mapping the burial grounds of Cumbria Powell, Ken
Emigration Spreading your searches overseas worldwide Paton, Chris
Interviews Collecting the stories of military personnel Wills, Simon + Hayes, martin
Languages Precisions on the exact meaning of words used for relationship, forms of address and ranks Dutton, Dr Ed
Odd sides of genealogy How far back can you get ? Brook, Dr Diane
Odd sides of genealogy Making connections with our ancient ancestors Adolph, Anthony
Parish registers Researching ancestors before civil registration Annal, David
Personal story Gallipoli as seen by a Tommy Gregson, Keith
Personal story A soldier who volunteered for the RFC in 1917 Caldwell, Graham
Place-names Importance of finding old spelling of place-names Davis, Donald
Projects Mapping the burial grounds of Cumbria Powell, Ken
Projects Collecting the stories of military veterans Wills, Simon + Hayes, martin
Research skills Researching ancestors before civil registration Annal, David
Social history Roller skating as a popular pastime Randall, Amanda
Social history The poor and how they were treated Healey, Dr Jonathan
WW1 Gallipoli as seen by a Tommy Gregson, Keith
WW1 A soldier who volunteered for the RFC in 1917 Caldwell, Graham

 

Articles in the February 2016 issue of Family Tree magazine…

Clothing Wedding and engagement rings Shrimpton, Jayne
Crowdsourcing Different ways to get help on the internet Starmans, Barbara J
Errors on official documents How easy it is to make mistakes in researching your family history Murden, sarah + Major, Joanne
Family business The Maconochie brothers of Lowestoft (tinned stew) Jackson, Sophie
First names Decoding the clues found in first names Humphreys, Raymond
Interviews Creating a Great War quilt Wills, Simon + McCray, Philippa
Ireland Research on Ireland is becoming easier with more online access Paton, Chris
Migration inside the UK Victorian ancestors moved to seek work Greigson, Keith
One-name studies Fanthorpe Fanthorpe, Jean
Personal story Separating facts from fiction in the life of Florence Parbury Carpenter, John
Personal story Checking family tradition Fanthorpe, Jean
Places The Maconochie brothers of Lowestoft (tinned stew) Jackson, Sophie
Projects Creating a Great War quilt Wills, Simon + McCray, Philippa
Research skills Looking at original images can show additions, signatures, etc. Annal, David
Research skills Crowdsourcing Starmans, Barbara J
Scotland Researching Scottish clans and families Durie, Dr Bruce
Social history Wedding and engagement rings Shrimpton, Jayne
Websites A review of many free websites Richardson, Emma
WW1 The Maconochie brothers of Lowestoft (tinned stew) Jackson, Sophie
WW1 The wartime visitors' book from Peterborough East Railway Station Tovey, helen
WW1 Creating a Great War quilt Wills, Simon + McCray, Philippa

 

Articles in the March 2016 issue of Family Tree magazine…

Article Subject Author
Germany Finding the origins of a surname Weijnman, Wouter
History Emmeline Pankhurst and the Suffrage Movement Reid, Suzanne
History The Battle of the Atlantic Simpson, Geoff
Ireland A survey of the records and what you might expect to find Santry, Claire
Odd sides of genealogy How to keep your family interested in their history Paton, Chris
Personal story Following the trail for a possibly fictitious ancestor Crawford, John F
Research skills Trying to disprove your own theory may confirm it stands Annal, David
Scotland Following the trail for a possibly fictitious ancestor Crawford, John F
Social history Exploring the places where our ancestors lived Ward, Steve
Social history Wedding telegrams and what they can reveal Symes, Ruth A
Social history Women's struggle to access education Randall, Amanda
Software Advices on what to look for in genealogy software Starmans, Barbara J
Surnames (German) Finding the origins of a surname Weijnman, Wouter
WW1 Soldiers' life in the Middle East during WW1 Hadaway, Stuart
WW2 The Battle of the Atlantic Simpson, Geoff

 

Articles in the April 2016 issue of Family Tree magazine…

Article Subject Author
Canada Child emigration from Scotland to Canada Stubbs, Deegan Charles
Civil registration How civil registration began Annal, David
Clothing Agricultural workers ' outfits Shrimpton, Jayne
Deaths/burials Gravestones at Manchester General Cemetery Wills, Simon + Psaila, Denise
Emigration Records available in Uk and Ireland on British who went overseas Fowler, Simon
Emigration Child emigration from Scotland to Canada Stubbs, Deegan Charles
Famous people Shakespeare, his family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances Soares, Charlotte
Industrial revolution Birmingham industry and trades Sharpe, Mike
Interviews Gravestones at Manchester General Cemetery Wills, Simon + Psaila, Denise
Personal story Romanies and fairground folk Emm, Adèle
Personal story Finding a father with just a middle name Macdermid, Brigid
Personal story Child emigration from Scotland to Canada Stubbs, Deegan Charles
Places Researching historic homes and buildings Davies, Dr Nicola
Places Birmingham industry and trades Sharpe, Mike
Places Gravestones at Manchester General Cemetery Wills, Simon + Psaila, Denise
Projects Gravestones at Manchester General Cemetery Wills, Simon + Psaila, Denise
Romanies Romanies and fairground folk Emm, Adèle
Russian ancestors (Latvia) Finding a father with just a middle name Macdermid, Brigid
Scotland Child emigration from Scotland to Canada Stubbs, Deegan Charles
Social history Let's not make assumptions about our ancestors' actions Paton, Chris
Social history Birmingham industry and trades Sharpe, Mike
Social history Romanies and fairground folk Emm, Adèle
WW1 How Grand Duchess George cared for injured soldiers in London Hall, Coryne

 

Articles in the May 2016 issue of Family Tree magazine…

Article Subject Author
Australia A death in Australia and the harsh consequences for the family Percival, Wendy
Beginners Births certificates Annal, David
Births/baptisms Births certificates Annal, David
Certificates Births certificates Annal, David
Civil registration Births certificates Annal, David
Emigration A death in Australia and the harsh consequences for the family Percival, Wendy
Errors on official documents Avoiding common mistakes in research Jolly, Emma
History Our ancestors and their gardens Randall, Amanda
Institutions The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) 60th anniversary Symes, Ruth A
Maps Digitising tithe maps and related documents from Wales Wills, Simon + Gruffudd, Einion
Money What old money is worth today Durie, Dr Bruce
Museums The Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Hampshire Verbrugge, Marjolijn
Personal story A death in Australia and the harsh consequences for the family Percival, Wendy
Personal story Secrecy about a factory explosion in 1940 at Slough Edwards, Lisa
Projects Digitising tithe maps and related documents from Wales Wills, Simon + Gruffudd, Einion
Research skills Avoiding common mistakes in research Jolly, Emma
Research skills Understanding online collections Heritage, Celia
Samplers Clues gathered from samplers Amsel-Arieli, melody
Tithe maps Digitising tithe maps and related documents from Wales Wills, Simon + Gruffudd, Einion
Wales Digitising tithe maps and related documents from Wales Wills, Simon + Gruffudd, Einion
Websites Top free websites for family history Paton, Chris
Writing your family history How to write your family history Gilchrist, Cherry
WW2 Secrecy about a factory explosion in 1940 at Slough Edwards, Lisa

 

Articles in the June 2016 issue of Family Tree magazine…

Article Subject Author
Beginners Marriage certificates Annal, David
Certificates Marriage certificates Annal, David
Civil registration Marriage certificates Annal, David
Crusaders A medieval graffiti in Dorset linked to a Templar Commanderie Townsend, Hilary
Family History Societies The Devon Family History Society Bellerby, Rachel
History 500 years of British postal service, the Royal Mail Symes, Ruth A
Huguenot ancestry Huguenot weaving ancestors Emm, Adèle
Interviews Researching the men named on Ipswich War Memorial Wills, Simon + Beal, Andrew and Ely, Helen
Maritime research The Bragg family of Cumberland Lee, Sarah
Marriages Marriage certificates Annal, David
Middle Ages A medieval graffiti in Dorset linked to a Templar Commanderie Townsend, Hilary
Military research 25 free military websites Fowler, Simon
Newspapers Using historical newspapers Davies, Val
Occupations Huguenot weaving ancestors Emm, Adèle
Parish records The parish chest Titford, John
Personal story The Bragg family of Cumberland Lee, Sarah
Personal story An example of family tales, as told from personal memories Jones, Valentine
Personal story Huguenot weaving ancestors Emm, Adèle
Personal story A medieval graffiti in Dorset linked to a Templar Commanderie Townsend, Hilary
Places The impact of WW1 on one street in Welling, Kent Pigott, Sophie
Places Researching the men named on Ipswich War Memorial Wills, Simon + Beal, Andrew and Ely, Helen
Projects Researching the men named on Ipswich War Memorial Wills, Simon + Beal, Andrew and Ely, Helen
Research skills Interviewing relatives Bellerby, Rachel
Research skills 7 steps for dealing with "brick walls" Paton, Chris
Social history Huguenot weaving ancestors Emm, Adèle
Social history The impact of WW1 on one street in Welling, Kent Pigott, Sophie
Writing your family history An example of family tales, as told from personal memories Jones, Valentine
WW1 The impact of WW1 on one street in Welling, Kent Pigott, Sophie
WW1 Researching the men named on Ipswich War Memorial Wills, Simon + Beal, Andrew and Ely, Helen

 

Articles in the July 2016 issue of Family Tree magazine…

Article Subject Author
Beginners Death certificates Annal, David
Certificates Death certificates Annal, David
Civil registration Death certificates Annal, David
Deaths/burials Death certificates Annal, David
Family History Societies Bradford Family History Society (West Yorkshire) Bellerby, Rachel
Family trees Advices on how to draw up your family tree Bellerby, Rachel
Online tools Organising your family history Jolly, Emma
Personal story The three uncles I never knew Lindsay, Jean
Photos Looking behind the conventions of Victorian portraits Anderson, Peter K
Projects Mapping the origins of the men who fought in the Battle of Jutland Wills, Simon
Records and sources 16 essential sources to trace WW1 ancestors Tovey, Helen
Social history The role of tradition and heritage Paton, Chris
WW1 What was in a Tommy's kit in 1916 Robertshaw, Andrew
WW1 Messages in a bottle from WW1 Symes, Ruth A
WW1 Mapping the origins of the men who fought in the Battle of Jutland Wills, Simon
WW1 Researching soldiers at the Somme Tovey, Helen
WW1 16 essential sources to trace WW1 ancestors Tovey, Helen
WW1 The biggest battle of the war : 100th anniversary of the Somme Holt, Tonie and Valmai
WW1 The three uncles I never knew Lindsay, Jean
WW2 Researching the Blitz Fowler, Simon

 

Articles in the August 2015 issue of Family Tree magazine…

Article Subject Author
Adoptions Registration outside Britain (at sea or abroad), and adoptions Annal, David
Archives and local studies Why you need to visit archives, and how to prepare your visit Paton, Chris
Archives and local studies The archives of central Government and the different Ministries Fowler, Simon
Beginners Why you need to visit archives, and how to prepare your visit Paton, Chris
Beginners How to work out family relationship Bellerby, Rachel
Cinema/films The first film to record war in action, The Battle of the Somme Randall, Amanda
Civil registration Registration outside Britain (at sea or abroad), and adoptions Annal, David
Family History Societies Shropshire family History Society Bellerby, Rachel
House history Tracing your ancestors' homes in the 1900s Blanchard, Gill
Institutions "St. Dunstan's" centenary, now known as Blind Veterans UK Leete, John
Interviews Indexing people named on probate records in the Diocese of Durham Wills, Simon + Burdon, Douglas
Occupations 30 websites for researching old trades and occupations Emm, Adèle
Official documents The archives of central Government and the different Ministries Fowler, Simon
Personal story Research about a soldier, from of a postcard he wrote in 1917 Beckett, peter and Sandra
Places Indexing people named on probate records in the Diocese of Durham Wills, Simon + Burdon, Douglas
Projects Indexing people named on probate records in the Diocese of Durham Wills, Simon + Burdon, Douglas
Research skills Why you need to visit archives, and how to prepare your visit Paton, Chris
Research skills 20 ideas to help you growing your family tree Tovey, Helen
Research skills How to work out family relationship Bellerby, Rachel
Scotland Advice on researching your Scottish ancestors Durie, Dr Bruce
Social history The origins of British foreign travel and the grand Tour Shrimpton, Jayne
Travels The origins of British foreign travel and the grand Tour Shrimpton, Jayne
WW1 The first film to record war in action, The Battle of the Somme Randall, Amanda
WW1 Research about a soldier, from of a postcard he wrote in 1917 Beckett, peter and Sandra
WW1 "St. Dunstan's" centenary, now known as Blind Veterans UK Leete, John

 

Articles in the September 2016 issue of Family Tree magazine…

Article Subject Author
Archives and local studies The Barnardo's Archives in Plaistow Clare, Karen
Archives and local studies West Yorkshire History Centre Bellerby, Rachel
Barnardo's children The Barnardo's Archives in Plaistow Clare, Karen
Courses A choice of courses available to help you improve your skills Tovey, helen
Family History Societies Wiltshire family History Society Bellerby, Rachel
Family trees Explore your tree by zooming on it Wills, Simon + Rosindell, james
House history Researching the houses of ancestors in Victorian times Blanchard, Gill
Interviews Explore your tree by zooming on it Wills, Simon + Rosindell, james
Medical records Free websites about health and hospital records Wills, Dr Simon
Photos How to date your family photos (1840-1880) Shrimpton, Jayne
Records and sources 10 types of records to take your research further back. Paton, Chris
Research skills A choice of courses available to help you improve your skills Tovey, Helen
Social history Travelling before the age of the railway Heritage, Celia
Social history The Barnardo's Archives in Plaistow Clare, Karen
Social history Researching the houses of ancestors in Victorian times Blanchard, Gill
Software Explore your tree by zooming on it Wills, Simon + Rosindell, james
Wars Writing your own war memoirs McCuaig, Carol
Websites Which website is right for you ? Bellerby, Rachel
Websites Free websites about health and hospital records Wills, Dr Simon
Writing your family history Writing your own war memoirs McCuaig, Carol
WW1 Free websites about health and hospital records Wills, Dr Simon

 

Articles in the October 2016 issue of Family Tree magazine…

Article Subject Author
Beginners Key documents: certificates and censuses Evans, mary
Beginners Tips to help you save money on your family history McCray, Philippa
Beginners Simple steps to make your research efficient Annal, David
Family History Societies The Catholic Family History Society Bellerby, Rachel
Food Cookery books and old recipes in family history Bellerby, Rachel
History Remembering the Aberfan disaster (South Wales, 1966) Reid, Suzanne
House history Records for the Georgian home (1720 to 1837) Blanchard, Gill
Illegitimacy Life of illegitimate children (Great war to 1960s) Wills, Simon + Robinson, Jane
Interviews Life of illegitimate children (Great war to 1960s) Wills, Simon + Robinson, Jane
Languages Key Latin words and phrases you may need Durie, Dr Bruce
Manorial records English and Welsh manorial records; how to locate them and use them Heritage, Celia
Newspapers Unexpected discoveries in newspaper collections online Joy, David
Occupations Tracing coal miner ancestors Tovey, Helen + Bellerby, Rachel
Personal story Unexpected discoveries in newspaper collections online Joy, David
Photos Clues to date your family photos (1880s to 1910) Shrimpton, Jayne
Projects The Manorial Documents Register (MDR) digitation project Heritage, Celia
Records and sources English and Welsh manorial records; how to locate them and use them Heritage, Celia
Records and sources Key documents: certificates and censuses Evans, Mary
Religions The Catholic Family History Society Bellerby, Rachel
Research skills Use of mobile phone and tablet for everyday genalogical pursuits Paton, Chris
Research skills Key documents: certificates and censuses Evans, Mary
Research skills Simple steps to make your research more efficient Annal, David
Research skills Clues to date your family photos (1880s to 1910) Shrimpton, Jayne
Saving money Tips to help you save money on your family history McCray, Philippa
Social history Exploring the childhoods of the past Jolly, Emma
Social history The mining industry Tovey, Helen + Bellerby, Rachel
Social history Life of illegitimate children (Great war to 1960s) Wills, Simon + Robinson, Jane
Wales Remembering the Aberfan disaster (South Wales, 1966) Reid, Suzanne
Websites Facebook pages about genealogy Jolly, Emma

 

Articles in the November 2016 issue of Family Tree magazine…

Article Subject Author
Beginners 4-week family history research plan Evans, mary
Beginners Familysearch, the world's largest free family history website Dutton, Ed
Beginners The census made easy Bellerby, Rachel
Beginners Tracing your family worlswide Durie, Dr Bruce
Censuses The census made easy Bellerby, Rachel
DNA How DNA testing can help you with your research Kennett, debbie
Emigration Tracing your family worlswide Durie, Dr Bruce
Family History Societies Hastings and Rother Family History Society (East Sussex) Bellerby, Rachel
Interviews "Living history": playing a character from the past to educate people Wills, Simon + Bond, Neil and Fox, Jane
Maritime research Tracing Royal Marines in the Great War Wills, Simon
Occupations A brief history of factory work in the textile industry and others Emm, Adèle
Photos Interpreting 20th Century family photos Shrimpton, Jayne
Projects Cataloguing solicitors' manuscripts in Gloucestershire Archives Waltham, Emma
Records and sources 10 essential records for Scottish ancestors Paton, Chris
Records and sources Cataloguing solicitors' manuscripts in Gloucestershire Archives Waltham, Emma
Research skills 4-week family history research plan Evans, mary
Research skills Keeping your family records in order Levenick, Denise May
Scotland 10 essential records for Scottish ancestors Paton, Chris
Social history A brief history of factory work in the textile industry and others Emm, Adèle
Social media How to use social media to advance your research Santry, Claire
Society of Genealogists Many ways to find help at the Society of Genealogists Churchill, Else
Surnames The life and death of surnames Humphreys, Raymond
Websites Familysearch, the world's largest free family history website Dutton, Ed
Websites How to use social media to advance your research Santry, Claire
Websites How to design your own family history website (part 1) Gould, Mike
WW1 Tracing Royal Marines in the great War Wills, Simon

 

Articles in the December 2016 issue of Family Tree magazine…

Article Subject Author
Beginners How to research your family tree from your armchair (part 1) Terrington, June
Beginners Some key facts and dates for family historians Tovey, Helen
Beginners How to get started with birth, marriage and death records Bellerby, Rachel
Certificates How to get started with birth, marriage and death records Bellerby, Rachel
Cinema/films A brief history of film stars and their public Randall, Amanda
Emigration Top free websites to research worldwide Amsel-Ariel, Melody
Family History Societies Nuneaton and Noth Warwickshire Family History Society Bellerby, Rachel
Food The first supermarket 100 years ago Reid, Suzanne
Interviews Reconstructing the Antonine wall in virtual 3D Wills, Simon + Weeks, Dr Tricia
Ireland 10 unmissable sources for Irish ancestors Paton, Chris
Living relatives A long-lost cousin found against the odds Larkham, Ann
Occupations The crafts and trades of village life Emm, Adèle
Personal story My Jane Austen connection Davis, Donald
Personal story Researching the story behind many photos found in a suitcase Makein, caroline
Personal story A long-lost cousin found against the odds Larkham, Ann
Personal story What heirlooms can reveal Douglas, Jean
Projects Reconstructing the Antonine wall in virtual 3D Wills, Simon + Weeks, Dr Tricia
Records and sources 10 unmissable sources for Irish ancestors Paton, Chris
Research skills How to research your family tree from your armchair (part 1) Terrington, June
Research skills The Genealogical Proof Standard Starmans, Barbara J
Scotland Reconstructing the Antonine wall in virtual 3D Wills, Simon + Weeks, Dr Tricia
Social history The crafts and trades of village life Emm, Adèle
Social history A brief history of film stars and their public Randall, Amanda
Social history The first supermarket 100 years ago Reid, Suzanne
Travels Researching the story behind many photos found in a suitcase Makein, caroline
Websites Top free websites to research worldwide Amsel-Ariel, Melody
Websites How to design your own family history website (part 2) Gould, Mike
WW1 Researching the story behind many photos found in a suitcase Makein, caroline

 

Articles in the Xmas 2016 issue of Family Tree magazine…

 

Article Subject Author
Beginners How to start tracing your Victorian ancestors Tovey, Helen
Beginners How to research your family tree from your armchair (part 2) Terrington, June
Clothing/Fashion Clothing can help you identify the years a photo was taken Shrimpton, Jayne
Emigration Emigration during the British Empire Paton, Chris
Food Christmas baking Mrs Beeton style  
Heirlooms Unravelling Victorian scrapbooks Shrimpton, Jayne
History The 10 Acts of Parliament that transformed 19th century life Annal, David
History Emigration during the British Empire Paton, Chris
Legal matters The 10 Acts of Parliament that transformed 19th century life Annal, David
Living relatives Searching for recent relatives Wibberley, Christine
Maritime research Handy tips for maritime research Frost, david
Occupations Urban life in the streets under Victoria's reign Emm, Adèle
Occupations The life of pensioners and "annuitants" Oseman, Keith
Photos Clothing can help you identify the years a photo was taken Shrimpton, Jayne
Preserving your research Preserving your family tree documents and memorabilia Bellerby, Rachel
Research skills How to start tracing your Victorian ancestors Tovey, Helen
Research skills How to research your family tree from your armchair (part 2) Terrington, June
Research skills Preserving your family tree documents and memorabilia Bellerby, Rachel
Research skills Reading old documents and gravestones Wills, Simon
Social history Learning online about Victorian life Jolly, Emma
Social history Urban life in the streets under Victoria's reign Emm, Adèle
Social history The life of old people, pensioners and "annuitants" Oseman, Keith
Websites Free websites to learn about Victorian life Jolly, Emma
Websites How to design your own family history website (part 3) Gould, Mike

 

 

 

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