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Family Tree August 2011


Family Tree August 2011 is on sale now, packed with expert tips to help you get the most from your research. Inside this issue...

FREE covermount CD includes: Battle, Sussex ancestors in 1891 Census, White’s Directory of Hampshire for 1878, parish records for St Thomas а Becket, Portsmouth, plus software, charts, back issues & how-to guide.

British roots on FamilySearch Explore the wealth of British records available on the world’s biggest free genealogy website

The UK’s National Register Unlock your more recent family’s past with the UK’s WWII ‘census’

Lives in context Discover useful sources for researching 19th century ancestors

Find your way back to Ireland Retrace the footsteps of the people of the Irish diaspora back to the Emerald Isle

Whys & wherefores of illegitimacy Were babies born out of wedlock in Scotland less frowned upon than those in England?

How to photograph old documents Top tips on the best ways to successfully photograph your precious records



The fireman – how and why the relatively modern fire service came into being

Working lives – our top guide to occupation records on Ancestry.co.uk

Clothing times – unravel the lives of your textile worker ancestors

Key websites... for tracing ancestors in Hampshire, Sussex and Kent

The gift of life – the twists and turns of history that made our ancestors, and us, who we are today

Turnpikes & toll collectors – a fascinating tale of the turnpike system and the stoical people who collected the tolls

Tackle your family history – indulge in some genealogy if you’re visiting New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup

Twiglets – diary of a family tree first-timer

Photo-dating special – expert photo-dating clues to help you with your own family history puzzles.

Gallivanting gallstones – what would ancestors have thought of air travel, America and mobile phones?

Regulars: Genealogy News; Genealogical miscellany; Your Q&A, including military photo-dating; Reviews of the latest books & CDs; Mailbox – your letters; Diary dates


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