May 2021

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Hone your family history research skills with the latest issue of Family Tree. It’s packed with solid research tips that will help you build on strong foundations and take your research skills & insights to the next level. Just what’s required to take your research up a notch. Are you ready to challenge yourself to learn more? * Use subs code FTRE/MAY21 for subscription offers

On Sale: 09/04/2021

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Inside the May 2021 issue:

Understand the records

Professional genealogist Chris Paton explains how to assess the records with a cool eye and work out: What’s available? What’s missing? And how accurate is the source that you’re looking at?

Gain super-sleuth insights from his article and improve your family history search skills


A family historian’s guide to heraldry

Explore the 1,000 year history of this valuable tool to shed new light on history and family connections. Think heraldry is just for jousts and aristocrats? Think again.


Are you ready for an 18th century adventure?

Find out about a brand new volunteer opportunity to pore over a unique collection of late 17th & early 18th century documents.


Commemorating the Old Palace School bombing

On the night of a WW2 air raid,  the fire service suffered its worst ever number of casualties. We remember these volunteer heroes & heroines 80 years on


Using DNA to trace unknown great-grandparents

If you’ve been suffering from a gap in your family tree, due to illegitimacy in generations past, discover how DNA may be able to unlock the clues, with DNA advisor Karen Evans’ latest case study


Case closed (at last)

Sometimes all a family history brickwall needs is a fresh pair of eyes, and a new line of enquiry… a reminder to remember to seek out evidence and not get stuck on a missing record


Take your family tree in a new direction

From our first steps in family history we are exhorted to work backwards in time. Discover how researching your tree sideways and forwards can pay dividends too.

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