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Family Tree magazine May 2012


Family Tree May 2012Family Tree May 2012 is on sale now, packed with expert tips to help you get the most from your research. Inside this issue… Spring challenge – follow our step-by-step research guide and you could grow a family tree to be proud of in just 31 days; free online resources for tracing military ancestors; film archives; free data on one-place study websites; ‘Baedeker Blitz’ 70th anniversary; get creative with writing up your family history; your stories; & more…

A better tree in 31 days Spring into action to make your family history research more productive

One-place studies Discover the wealth of free data on one-place study websites, with Roy Stockdill

Find your military ancestor online – for free! Find free online resources for researching military forebears

Baedeker Blitz We mark the 70th anniversary of the ‘Baedeker Blitz’ on Britain’s historic cities

Viewing your history Explore the film archives that can bring your ancestors’ experiences to life

Key websites for South Wales We continue our online genealogical tour of Wales

FREE covermount CD includes: Crickhowell area, Brecknockshire ancestors in the 1901 Census, Pigot’s Directory of Wales for 1844 (extract), parish registers for Caerwent, Monmouthshire 1568-1710, plus software, charts, back issues & how-to guide.


Think outside the box – get creative when writing up your family history

Inside story: Crowdsourcing – the latest methods for generating indexes to digitised records

Fashion in early colonial India – what our female ancestors wore in the early decades of British India

Reader story – a tragic twist of fate

Reader story – the Middleton Luddite Riot, 1812

Reader story – ‘Norman the Mormon’

Twiglets – diary of a family tree first-timer

Thoughts on… it is a great relief when an elusive female ancestor can at last be identified

Regulars: Genealogy news; Genealogical miscellany; Your Q&A, plus photo-dating & military advice; Reviews of the latest books & CDs; Mailbox – your letters; Diary dates; Family names


Never miss an issue of Family Tree, subscribe today! Get 3 issues for the price of just 1*, plus save up to 33% on the shop price – and get every issue delivered free to your door! Try it today, quote code FTMAY12OFFER. You can also buy our digital editions – visit www.pocketmags.com, the App Store or Google Play.

*Offer applies to new UK direct debit subscribers only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer closes 31 May 2012.

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