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Start Your Family Tree Week: 26 Dec 2011-1 Jan 2012

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Boxing Day is one of the most popular times of the year for people to research their family history. With the family gathered around for the festivities, it’s the perfect time to quiz the older generations on what they remember about the family, and get the youngsters inspired too.  And with nothing but repeats on telly all week, you’ve got time on your hands to get down to some serious record searching.

With this in mind, Family Tree will be taking part in this year’s Start Your Family Tree Week.  From Boxing Day 2011 right through to New Year’s Day there’ll be daily activity, including free getting started guides, impartial tips from the experts, printable charts, and one almighty competition.

We’ll be here all week, on the blog, Twitter and Facebook, so do join in wherever you can and enjoy a family history Christmas with Family Tree.

What’s coming up:

26 Dec – focus on talking to your relatives

27 Dec – focus on birth records

28 Dec – focus on the 1911 Census

29 Dec – focus on marriage records

30 Dec – focus on the 1901 census

31 Dec – focus on brick walls

1 Jan – focus on family history on the web

Want to know more?

Family Tree is the original and best family history magazine devoted to helping you trace your ancestors. If you’re looking for practical ways to do your family tree, this is the magazine for you. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced genealogist, Family Tree is the must-have magazine for all family historians. Bringing together the top experts and most trusted, impartial advice for 28 years, it has become the authority on family history and is crammed with tips and techniques to help readers of all levels find out more about their family history.

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