May 2024

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The latest issue of Family Tree May 2024 featuring a DNA test comparison guide

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From heraldic ‘lies’ to AI, family secrets to local history, census case study research and a massive BUMPER DNA test comparison guide, the latest issue of Family Tree is full to the gunnels (or gunwales) of genealogy…

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Which DNA test is best for family history?

BUMPER DNA test comparison guide: Karen Evans guides us through the pros and cons of the autosomal DNA tests currently on the market

How to trace an ancestor's street

Mapping the development of a place through time: Discover how more specialist records can add context to a family history, enabling you to research the locations your ancestors once lived and worked, with Chris Paton

An introduction to AI for family historians

Fiona Brooker explores how Artificial Intelligence is being used in family history

How should we deal with family secrets?

All families have mysteries, secrets and even scandals, but how do we deal with them? Charlotte Soares reflects on this sensitive subject

Tracing bogus coats of arms

Richard Morgan makes a cool appraisal of the historic record of heraldry and the enduring popularity of bogus coats of arms

Your pull-out & keep bow-tie chart

Your bow-tie chart to pull out, keep and, of course, fill in!

Family tree academy: Census case study

David Annal responds to a reader query about a man who had at least five children, but left little in the way of baptism records, or proof of marriage…

Spotlight on… Find out more about The Ulster Historical Foundation

Twiglets - Researching her 2x great-aunt Catherine and her adoptive French family, Gill Shaw finds you can’t believe everything you read in the papers

Photo corner - Photo-dating expert Jayne Shrimpton shares advice to help you date your unidentified pictures and put names to the faces of the past

Tracing your ancestral ancestral places - Discover the collections that help you learn more about the places your ancestors lived and worked in this quick guide from Ancestry

Your questions - Experts Michelle Leonard, Shauna Hicks and David Frost answer your questions on DNA, British Home Children & some mysterious French family photographs

Diary Dates - Your round-up of the latest genealogy events, taking place online and in-person

Your letters - Readers share their views

Thoughts on… - Diane Lindsay loves everything that genealogy research has to offer... to those who are willing to learn

Family history news - Your in-depth guide to RootsTech 2024, the major genealogy show which took place in Utah recently

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