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Family Tree magazine March 2013


Family Tree March 2013 is on sale now, featuring our unmissable guide to the census! Also inside this issue… genealogy boot camp; inside the Bodleian Library; counting your ancestors; privacy laws & family history; jobs for women; your stories; & more… Plus, free digital data for every reader!

Why the census matters to you Discover why the census records are so valuable to your family history with our ultimate guide.

The Genealogy Boot Camp In our first boot camp we take you through your internet paces.

Counting your ancestors Just how many ancestors have we got?

Learning the language of our fathers How to make sense of Welsh records.

Secrets of the 1939 ‘census’ Find out how to trace your wartime relatives using the UK National Register.

Jobs for the girls To mark International Women’s Day, we pick out more than 100 sites and sources for understanding the rural and non-industrial work of our female forebears.

Free digital data Get free access to historic records, including the 1841 Census for Middlesex and the Navy List 1837, family history software and more with our fantastic digital data. Visit family-tree.co.uk/data for more details.


Exploring the Bodleian Library – Discover ancestral gems among nursing archives at the UK’s second largest library.

Inside story: Working within the privacy laws – How to avoid falling foul of privacy laws when sharing your tree online.

Discovering Documents – The letter of the law

Devon quarter sessions – An exclusive peek inside a unique archive project.

The pawnbroker – We uncover the history of the pawnbroker.

Reader story – Cromwell Street

Football flicks – We focus on Edwardian football to explore the value of film for family historians.

Twiglets – diary of a family tree first-timer.

Thoughts on... Diane Lindsay wonders whether her criminal ancestor Jane was a romantic victim or just a bad girl.

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 Treesubscribe today and get your first 3 issues for the price of 1! Plus, save over £24 on the shop price when you subscribe by direct debit for one year – and get every issue delivered free to your door! Try it today, quote code FTMAR13OFFER.


Do you have an iPad, Kindle Fire or other smart device? You may be interested to know Family Tree is available as a digital edition – visit www.pocketmags.com, the App StoreGoogle Play or Amazon Appstore. Single issues, back issues and subscriptions are available for PC, Mac, eReaders, smartphones and tablets. A free sample is also available for all devices.

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. New UK direct debit subscribers only. Offer closes 22 March 2013.

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