Tudor time travel Discover top tips and resources to help you trace your family tree five centuries ago! Plus gen up on perhaps the most famous family in history – the Tudors. When Henry VIII’s top civil servant, Thomas Cromwell, decreed that each and every parish should keep registers of baptisms, marriages and burials, little did he realise that he would be making family history possible 500 years later. We look at the records, resources and research skills to help you trace family in the 1500s
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Also in the October issue to enjoy:
Family Tree columnist Paul Chiddicks looks at the ways in which our ancestors' working lives can help us with our family history research
A TRAGIC INHERITANCE
Reader story: David Swidenbank tells the sad story of an ancestors whose receipt of a generous inheritance led to his downfall
Family Tree Academy tutor David Annal sheds light on the records of probate, including some little-used records at The National Archives
WHAT’S THERE? WHAT ISN’T THERE?
Leading genealogist Chris Paton dives into the records of Ireland's new Virtual Treasury to find out what is actually available. It turns out there is plenty to sing about...
CAN DNA HELP ME FIND MY FATHER?
DNA advisor Karen Evans helps a reader enlist DNA to help to trace their father
PLUS ALL YOUR REGULAR FAVOURITES
· Family History News: Rachel Bellerby reports on the latest from the genealogy scene
· Twiglets: Gill Shaw picks up her genealogy trail to trace her extensive family tree
· Genealogy Gadgets: Discover the tools that fellow family historians are putting to use in their research, for fun and efficiency
· Photo Corner: Jayne Shrimpton helps a reader puzzle out a photo and sets a puzzle of her own
· Spotlight on: The Friends of The National Archives
· Your letters, your questions!
· Dates for your diaries: Online, in person, or hybrid – events to enjoy with this October
& last but definitely not least! Diane Lindsay ponders on the proliferation of Williams in her tree, and thinks that had her ancestors chosen from a larger pool of names might her research have been a spot less puzzling