Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Family Tree Magazine - November Issue

Here are some of the articles featured in this Great War Centennial issue.

LIFE AFTER ARMISTICE
The Great War cast a long shadow over the lives of our ancestors and their families. Keith Gregson reports his own research findings on the immediate post-war years for some of those from north-east England those who served.

TELLING STORIES OF THE PAST FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
The IWM Director-General Diane Lees shares her views on the nation's remembrance

DECODING A DEATH PENNY
Keith Oseman explains the iconography of these 1.35 million First World War artefacts, given to grieving families to honour their lost sons and daughters. The article recounts the story of a nurse Margaret Hassé, and her brother Edwin who served with the CEF. Another brother Frank survived the war and became a Mountie.

FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY: THE FAMILY HISTORY LEGACY
Chris Paton reflects on the wealth of new resources now available for family historians and opportunities to help commemorate the lives of WW I ancestors

NO GRAVE BUT THE SEA
Could a death at sea solve your World War I brick wall? Simon Wills looks at the official and non-official sites that might help, although not all civilian deaths at sea were recorded.

THE SPIRIT OF THE HOME FRONT
Amanda Randall tells that charitable giving including goods or ‘in kind' donations during the Great War may have reached at least £150 million, which today is equivalent to approximately £1 billion each year of the war.  18,000 new charities established in the UK during the war not only aided the war effort but changed attitudes to fundraising and charity.

CLOTHING IN WW1
Jayne Shrimpton looks at the fashions of the day in a war-torn world and how women’s changing roles influenced their wardrobe

STUDYING ITALY IN THE GREAT WAR
Julie Goucher focuses on a website for researchers tracing Italian ancestors who fought in WW1

HEROES AT SEA
Find out 'how the Navy won the war' with Simon Wills and Jim Ring

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There was also a box item on my blog project posting short biographies of the Great War servicemen buried at Beechwood Cemetery on the occasion of the centennial of death. It referred to two of them originally from my home town in England and the online CEF service file images freely available on Library and Archives Canada’s website under the First World War link at www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/Pages/home.aspx



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