December 2023

Issue Media

Offer Meta Data

Offer Number:
On Sale:
Digital Edition:
Print Edition:
£0.00 (plus postage)

Issue Summary

Dive into specialist records for genealogy - Professional researcher Chris Paton provides an introduction to the record collections that will take your family history to the next level. It’s not quick, not easy, but is so very well worth it! Intriguing discoveries await you. Plus master game-changing search tips to Findmypast with our exclusive guide & take a tour of the brand new newspaper search!

On Sale: 10/11/2023

What's in this issue?

Purchase Options

Digital Edition Options

Digital Edition: £5.99

Itunes Icon Google Play icon MAC/PC Icon

Why Not Subscribe?

Ensure you never miss an issue of your favourite magazine by taking out a great value subscription.

What's in this Issue?


  • Family Tree Academy tutor David Annal is here with a case study to teach valuable surname sleuthing skills and a valuable reminder: Do not make assumptions about surnames
  • In Twiglets, Gill Shaw unfurls the next scene in her screen-worthy family history
  • Dear Paul sees genealogical miscellanist Paul Chiddicks look at a selection of census records that are either telling us too little... or too much
  • Thoughts on... 
  • Diane Lindsay remembers the home of her youth and the family members who were always coming and going


  • A tale of two Elizas: Family Tree reader Alan Dance shares his long-standing family mystery involving two family members named Eliza who simply disappeared from his family tree.
  • Intergenerational trauma: Professional genealogist Emma Jolly looks at the impact of war, famine and genocide on the generations that ‘come after’
  • Sampler: their stories & creators: Pro genie & passionate embroiderer, Michelle Patient unpicks the clues found in our forebears' artefacts
  • Record them in style! Audio engineer Thomas Blakemore shares a wealth of experience to help you interview your family members with ease – and great results
  • Have I got the right ship? Dr Simon Wills has tips to help ensure that you have


  • DNA Workshop: DNA advisor Karen Evans helps a reader trace her donor father’s family
  • Photo corner: Jayne Shrimpton sheds light on the pictures of the past
  • Your questions: Our experts pit their wits to help
  • & diary dates, news, reviews, and readers’ letters.

Buy Now