Family Tree magazine October 2012


07 September 2012
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Family Tree October 2012 is on sale now, including our expert guide to making the key sources work for you. Also inside this issu

Family Tree October 2012 is on sale now, including our expert guide to making the key sources work for you. Also inside this issue… Win a Flip-Pal mobile scanner; how to keep good records; DNA demystified; researching Presbyterian and Methodist Irish ancestors; your stories; & more… Plus, free digital data for every reader!

Making the key sources work for you Our expert guide to getting the best out of BMD and census records

Keeping good records We reveal the key to maximising your research potential and creating excellent records

Why we’re like we are We demystify DNA and explain exactly how our genes determine our individuality

Inside story: online or offline Why resistance to the use of different research resources can be self-defeating

Ireland’s Presbyterians & Methodists Discover your ancestors in Ireland with our insightful guide

Passports please! We examine how passports have changed

Win a Flip-Pal mobile scanner Collect the final coupon to enter our fantastic prize draw! Find out more here.

FREE digital data for every reader: Instead of a cover mounted CD, we’re now providing access to free digital data via our website so that readers of the digital issues of Family Tree can access the sources too. Visit for more details. This issue’s free digital data includes: Ward & Lock’s Paignton and South Devon Illustrated Guide for 1923/1924; 1881 Census for Lancashire; British Army officers in the Army List for 1877; Family Tree back issue; family tree software


Kings of the iron road – discover the days when steam locomotives ruled the rails and engine driver was a much sought-after occupation.

Discovering Documents – documentary evidence from both sides of poaching: the gamekeeper and the poacher

Seeds of trouble – a slice of local history bought at an antiques fair...

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Reader story – telling tales; unravelling fiction from fact

Untold story – how a faded photograph unearthed a family skeleton

Hall of fame – how house history revealed the 100-year history of a former village hall turned home

Twiglets – diary of a family tree first-timer

Thoughts on… make way for a determined genealogist

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


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