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Family Tree magazine March 2012


Family Tree March 2012 is on sale now, packed with expert tips to help you get the most from your research. Inside this issue… Trace your living relatives; social media for family history; enclosure records; British soldiers at Kew; ethics in the archives; Special Constables; Spanish Civil War; your stories; & more…

FREE covermount CD includes: West London area ancestors in the 1851 Census, the Post Office Directory of London for 1931 (extract), baptism records for Bishopsgate St Nicholas Acons 1539-1653, plus software, charts, back issues & how-to guide.

Trace your living relatives We explain the how, where and why of tracing living family members to grow your tree

Your virtual family We look at the pros and cons of social networking sites for genealogical researchers

Law of the land Understand the enclosure movement & look for ancestors in the surviving records

Goodbye & thank Kew Before he retires as FT’s military expert, Iain Swinnerton shares his secrets for those researching British soldiers at Kew

The Special Constable We unlock the story of the Special Constabulary in England & Wales

Ethics in the archives The ethical considerations for archives bequeathed controversial records


A day at the SOG – we have top research tips following FT’s prize winner’s day in the archives at the Society of Genealogists

Reader story – once a draper, always a draper

Reader story – a nurse in the family

Spain in turmoil – explore digitised records of British volunteers who fought in the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War

Plotting the dead – a project to rescue and record a neglected Manchester cemetery

Older mums – we investigate the incidence of women having children later in life

A toast to temperance – discover temperance history & raise a glass to the last teetotal bar in England

Twiglets – diary of a family tree first-timer

Thoughts on… Diane Lindsay embroiders colourful tales about the lives of her ancestors

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


Never miss an issue of Family Tree, subscribe today! Save up to 33% on the shop price – and get every issue delivered free to your door. Plus get RootsMagic 4 free*! Try it today, quote code MAR12RM. You can also buy our digital editions – visit www.pocketmags.com, the App Store or Android Market.

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