Dress historian Jayne Shrimpton examines the impact of WW2 clothes rationing on our ancestors’ wardrobes & morales. Research consultant on the BBC TV series, A House Through Time, house historian Melanie Backe-Hansen shares her expert insights in how to trace a house history. Plus David Annal explores an extremely useful range of 19th century soldiers' service records to help you explore your ancestors' military experiences.
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Inside the June 2021 issue:
How to have fun writing your family history
Calling all Baby Boomers (and others keen to tell their tales)! Family Tree regular Keith Gregson reminds us that, having covered previous generations, it is now time to tell our own stories
The 80th anniversary of clothes rationing
The Second World War had been raging for nearly two years, when clothes rationing was introduced. Dress historian Jayne Shrimpton examines the impact this was to have on our ancestors’ wardrobes
House Histories: exploring the story of your home
Research consultant on the BBC TV series, A House Through Time, house historian Melanie Backe-Hansen shares her expert insights – discover the steps you need to take to piece together the history of a house
Sick at sea! Ships’ doctors & their patients
Births, deaths and all manner of maladies have affected our ancestors on the extremely long voyages they undertook in times past. A ship’s doctor was vital and here Dr Simon Wills looks at the valuable role they served
19th century Army 'rank & file' service records
‘Join the Army and see the world’ went the old recruiting campaign - and many of our ancestors signed up to serve. This issue, David Annal explores an extremely useful range of 19th century soldiers' service records
Plus all your regular favourites: Genealogist Paul Chiddicks (aka Dear Paul) shares tales of some very strange funerals and final resting places; Diane Linsday ponders on ancestral spectral visitations; and Gill Shaw’s latest installment of Twiglets continues the incredible tale of her elusive 3x great-grandfather