April 2019

EXCLUSIVE guide to researching your surname, top 10 family history projects to start today, how to take a DNA test, discover your Georgian ancestors', plus FREE records worth £39 ... Read More >>

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Inside the April 2019 issue of Family Tree you can expect:

Your Surname Research Guide: How to do a one-name study from the surname experts Guild of One-Name Studies

- Simple steps to find the origins of your last name

- Plus must-do projects for super surname studies

Inside the magazine...

Want to get back to the 1500s? You can do it

Professional researcher Christine Jackson shows how you too can take your family history research back to the time of King Henry VIII – if only you know where to look. Take our family history challenge and see how far back you can go!

Telling your ancestors’ tales

As the family historian of your family, you’re the keeper of the stories. Deborah Hart Stock advises on practical ways to write up your research and make them the fireside tales for future generations to enjoy.

2019 Academy series

Join in with the Academy challenges and watch your genealogy know-how grow. The tasks we set range from simple questions for newbies to more advanced ones to stretch the knowledge of the more experienced. This issue we’re looking at records about Royal Navy ancestors.

Hugh and the chancery records

A true reader story of a dastardly step-father and a young man dishonestly deprived of his inheritance and banished from the British Isles. Whoever thought family history was dry and dusty! Discover the dramas in chancery records

Behind the scenes at Alexandra Palace

Get the low-down on the family history event of the UK calendar. Take a sneak peek at the genealogical treats we have in store for you at Family Tree Live, and hear from the speakers, tutors and experts about their show highlights to look forward to!

Plus the Family Tree magazine regulars, to help family history enthusiasts gain practical genealogy knowledge:

Taken a DNA test? Now what? – DNA explained in simple terms
Techy tips for family historians – see how you can help with an indexing project
Your questions answered – researchers help readers solve their family history puzzles