August 2022

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Plan yourself a genealogy adventure and get out and about with your family history this summer. Discover how local history investigations can bring richness to our family histories, and our understanding of our ancestors’ lives and communities, with leading local historian Stuart Raymond. Explore & reflect on the importance of our ancestors’ graves and final resting places with leading genealogist David Annal. Don’t wait for the autumn and the shortening days – step outside and enjoy a bit of genealogy in the field today. Find all the advice you need inside the latest issue of Family Tree.

On Sale: 08/07/2022

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Inside the August 2022 issue of Family Tree magazine:

Why study local history?

Stuart A. Raymond invites us to discover more about the places our ancestors once lived

Our ancestors' gravestones

Family Tree Academy tutor David Annal reflects on our ancestors' gravestones and the extraordinary range of clues they may reveal

Our land-holding scottish ancestors

Chris Paton looks at the dominant form of land tenure in Scotland until 2004

Family photos between the wars

Photo and dress historian Jayne Shrimpton reflects on the photographic history of the period

Dear Paul

Paul Chiddicks shares a remarkable round-up of ancestral oddities, and celebrates those readers who have found an ancestor in ALL the censuses, 1841-1921

Photogenealogy step 1

Ann Larkham outlines this month's plan to get your family photos sorted.

40 Why did he die so young?

Gill Shaw pieces together the clues and reflects on a young man who died before his time

Can DNA help me?

DNA advisor Karen Evans helps two readers work out whether DNA may be the tool they need to unlock some family mysteries

The broader picture

Jane Hussey shares her experiences, reminding us all how rewarding a spot of one-the-ground research may be

How a DNA match came up trumps?

Jenny Murray shares the way in which DNA has thrown up some very helpful leads on her husband's family in Ireland

Spotlight on...

Geoff Gardiner introduces Bristol & Avon Family History Society, a genealogy organisation going strong for more than four decades

Photo corner

Jayne Shrimpton helps a reader puzzle out a photo and sets a puzzle of her own

Your questions

Our experts report for duty: this issue there's a decidedly military feel to the proceedings

Diary Dates

Online, in person, or perhaps a hybrid event – explore ideas to enjoy with your genealogy

Your Letters

Readers have their say

Genealogy Gadgets

Readers wonder how to update their Family Tree Maker files, how Custodian can help with research & record-keeping, & more

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Oh, How I wish...

What is Diane Lindsay is wishing for in her family history?

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