April 2024

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Get your copy of the April 2024 issue of Family Tree, out 8 March 2024. Packed with useful advice - including a step-by-step guide to creating a Family History Research Log you will love (and find invaluable) to use - helping you save time, search smarter & make more progress on your family tree - what's not to love!

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Family history skills to master

Discover the power of a research log
Professional genealogist Dr Sophie Kay explains why a research log is the family historian’s best friend, and how to create one you’ll love to use

How to preserve your family history photos
Photogenealogist Ann Larkham looks at how to preserve those precious originals

Fascinating family history sources to search

Researching 19th century merchant seamen
Family Tree Academy tutor David Annal shares the know-how you need to tackle a perhaps daunting set of historical records

DNA know-how for family history

Make DNA Discoveries
Discover the information you dearly seek about DNA at the upcoming DNA Discoveries event


Access to wills 
Professional genealogist Richard Holt, the man behind the petition to #SaveOurWills, shares reflections on the legislation as it stands

Photo Corner
Photo-dating expert Jayne Shrimpton helps to date and identify family photos from the past

Celebrating 50 years of the Family History Federation
We shine a spotlight on this remarkable genealogy organisation, going strong since 1974

Dear Paul
In this month’s genealogy gems, Paul Chiddicks takes a closer look at our ancestors’ last wishes

Bill Everley’s war
Family Tree reader Mike Everley shares the story of his research into his father’s WW2 Royal Air Force war years

Separating fact from fiction - it is possible
Stuart Valentine shows how to separate family tales and documented history to get to the truth of the matter

Educating a nation
Researcher Gaynor Halliday explores how the passing of the Elementary Education Act of 1870 sparked major disagreements

Is this ‘Bridgerton’ continued?
Tree-tracing diarist Gill Shaw shares the latest slice of her deliciously entertaining family history research

Thoughts on…
Diane Lindsay ties up the loose ends 
on a genealogical mystery and reminds us of the value of remembering

& our regulars too, to help keep you informed & inspired for your family history!

Family history news, letters, diary dates, book reviews & reader questions

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