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Family Tree magazine January 2013


Family Tree January 2013

Family Tree January 2013 is on sale now, bursting with 365 top genealogy tips to get another year of family history off to a cracking start! Also inside this issue… steps to a new research approach; surname roots; foundling forebears; childhood occupations; Jewish genealogy; online courses; your stories; & more… Plus, free digital data for every reader!

365 tips, tricks & to-dos Enjoy your most successful family history year ever with the ultimate to-do list from the Family Tree team.

Inside story: Steps to a new approach As we begin a new year, there’s no time like the present to adopt a new research plan.

Your surname journey Unearth the true roots of your family name with our essential guide.

Abandoned babies A ‘holistic genealogy’ approach to investigating foundling forebears.

Child labour We pick the best websites and sources for researching child labour in part 1 of a new series.

First steps in online studying Ever considered doing an online course? Join Angela Buckley as she tries out her first Pharos web course.

Local know-how Brush off the winter blues and do some research on the ground.

Gateway to successful searching Our guide to using the Archives Hub.

JewishGen, the home of Jewish genealogy Discover this essential site for Jewish research.

Tunnel vision We tell the story of the London Underground as we help celebrate its 150th anniversary.

FREE digital data for every reader: Get free access to historic records, including the 1841 Census for Shropshire and the Navy List 1866, family history software and more with our fantastic digital data. Visit family-tree.co.uk/data for more details.


History of home-making – Delve into housekeeping books to discover ancestors’ home-making secrets.

Reader story – Yorkshire’s own perfect storm.

Tools of the trade – Secrets of the scribe revealed.

Join in our family history quiz... for your chance to win an iPad with TheGenealogist.co.uk!

The Staffordshire pottery worker – We recount the hard-knock life of the people of ‘the six towns’.

Beautiful bookplates – How to identify the owners of bookplates, plus a reader challenge...

Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2013 – Find out all about the UK’s biggest family history show and take advantage of our special ticket offer of two tickets for £25 with our unique code, FTM2425.

Twiglets – diary of a family tree first-timer.

Thoughts on... Diane Lindsay considers the ‘Cosy’ gene...

Regulars: Genealogy news; Dear Tom – genealogical miscellany; Your Q&A, plus photo-dating & military advice; Reviews of the latest books, CDs & apps; Mailbox – your letters; Diary dates.


Never miss an issue of Family Tree, subscribe today! Save over £23 on the shop price when you subscribe by direct debit for one year, plus get a FREE subscription to findmypast.co.uk worth £35* – and get every issue delivered free to your door! Try it today, quote code FTJAN13FMP. Hurry, this offer is for our first 30 new subscribers only!


Did you get an iPad, Kindle Fire or other smart device for Christmas? You may be interested to know Family Tree is available as a digital edition – visit www.pocketmags.com, the App Store or Google Play. Single issues, back issues and subscriptions are available for PC, Mac, eReaders, smartphones and tablets.

Plus, we offer a combined print and digital subscription, so you can access your favourite genealogy magazine as soon as it comes out, at any time, anywhere in the world. When taking out a combined print and digital subscription, not only do you make great savings on your print magazine, you also receive a digital copy of Family Tree priced at just 39p per issue. Find out more here.

*36% saving based on shop price when you pay by direct debit for one year. 3-month Britain Full findmypast.co.uk subscription for the ‘first 30’ new UK direct debit subscribers only. Offer closes 25 January 2013.

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