Sunday, 26 August 2012

Family Chronicle: Sept/Oct 2012 issue


Browsing in Chapters last Wednesday I was surprised to see the September/October issue of Family Chronicle already on display while my subscription copy had yet to arrive. It did on Friday.
The featured article on the front cover is "Researching Your Ancestors Occupations" by Ed Storey. In four pages it covers a potpourri of different types of records with examples from England, India, the US, and Canada.
Often Family Chronicle carries multiple articles on the featured topic. Not so with this issue which does, however, have two articles on Scottish genealogy research, highly appropriate to the theme for this year's BIFHSGO conference, at which magazine editor Ed Zapletal will be speaking, although not on Scotland.

The contents for this issue are:

A Genealogical Journey
Brian Godfrey helps one lady to discover the missing pieces from her past

Book Review: Tracing Our Roots, Telling our Stories
Melody Amsel-Arieli reviews a collection of stories from members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada (Toronto)

Your Ancestors' Occupations
Ed Storey looks at the various record types that help you learn about your ancestors' employment

Hotels and Genealogy
David A. Norris sheds some light on which records are best for locating your ancestors' hotel stays

Understanding UK Place Names
Anthony Poulton-Smith takes us on a tour of United Kingdom place name origins

Scottish Online Resources
Alan Stewart looks at the records available for researching your Scottish ancestors

Daniel Webster Morris: The Ribbon
Gordon Wright explores the history of his ancestor's Utah Indian War Veterans Association Ribbon

The Mysterious Lizzie Jaynes
Richard Jordan looks at the mysterious life of an elusive ancestor

Finding Anna Maria Fuller Smith
Bev Vorpahl feels like the luckiest genealogist alive after almost giving up on finding her great-grandmother

Scottish Highlands Research
Amanda Epperson offers some tips on how to locate your Highland ancestors

Research Resources
A look at a variety of books from the world of genealogy.

The editor's column mentions that in the coming months changes to the layout and design to give a fresh appearance and better readability are coming. It's already evident in this issue which features larger type and more open line spacing, something most welcome for those of us with less than perfect vision.


Information on Family Chronicle, now available in a variety of formats, is at http://www.familychronicle.com/

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