December 2022

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What will you discover? It’s getting to that time of year when we all collectively yell, ‘Now where has the year gone?!’, but at Family Tree we’re not taking our foot off the pedal and this issue sees all sorts of tips, advice and inspiring articles and research stories to help you grow your genealogy know-how... So let’s not waste a moment of the valuable research time we have still this year.

On Sale: 11/11/2022

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Awaiting the 1921 Scottish Census
Genealogist Chris Paton anticipates the release of the 1921 Census for Scotland and recommends some records to research the period while we wait...

Dear Paul
Paul Chiddicks takes us on a trip down memory lane as readers share their favourite childhood toys & games

Photogenealogy: Step 5
Ann Larkham advises us on the fifth and final step of the photogenealogy project

Gill Shaw gets a salutary, and intriguing, reminder that two records are always better than one... though they may still not provide the clarity sought

WW2 military case study
Graham Caldwell provides Military Family History competition winner Lindsay Seels with a show-stopper of a report about her grandfather

Interwar hobbies
Jayne Shrimpton brings to life popular culture and our ancestors' pastimes of the 1920s & 30s

What’s inside the parliamentary archives?
Senior Outreach Archivist Penny McMahon shows us around

Considering the usefulness of name lists
Family Tree Academy David Annal evaluates their uses & limitations

Books & Co
Helen Tovey & Rachel Bellerby review a selection of new history-related titles

The sinking of the ‘Alert Packet’
Family historian Melanie Winterbotham stumbled on the story of the sinking of the Alert Packet when tracing the life and death of her 3x great-grandfather

Genealogy Gadgets
Discover the tools that fellow family historians are putting to use in their research, for fun and efficiency

New AncestryDNA tool
Discover the revolutionary new beta tool from AncestryDNA being rolled out

DNA Workshop
Karen Evans investigates a case study to help a reader find her grandfather

Plus: Your questions answered, Photo Corner, Diary Dates, Your letters, Subs Club & Diane Lindsay’s thoughts on… wartime memories.

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