Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Family Tree March 2018

Here, with publisher's permission, is a full listing of the contents of the March issue of Family Tree magazine (UK):

Family history news
Latest news with Karen Clare, including the unveiling of a moving memorial to those caught up in the worst civilian disaster of WW2, evidence of tea-drinking trailblazers from 1644, and HMS Belfast turns 80.
Dear Tom
Get your monthly fix of genealogical gems and funnies with Tom Wood.
Discover how to create a website (& the rewards in store for you)
Join professional website developer Paul Carter to learn how to create your own family history pages online - and the benefits you can reap by doing so.
How to organise a family history day
Find out how to plan a successful family history event with this handy guide from David Gynes of Dorset Family History Society, which is celebrating its 30th year.
(Comment: 2 pages in point form. Are there best practices here your society could adopt?)
The rise & demise of the Stuart family 1603-1714
Be inspired to trace your ancestral lines back to the 17th century with Steve Roberts’s fascinating account of the history and family tree of the Stuart monarchs of England, Scotland and Wales.
Top tools for Irish family history research 
Helen Tovey rounds up 10 useful resources to help you research your roots back to the Emerald Isle and a heritage to be proud of.
Create a Dig for Victory garden
Grab your garden spade before joining Kath Garner as she looks back to the time when growing your own veg was part of the British war effort.
The lunch-hour genealogist
Squeeze just 60 minutes of family history into your daily routine and you’ll soon see your tree start to blossom. Get cracking with Rachel Bellerby's suggested projects and genealogical crossword fun.
Scottish inheritance part 2:
Who could inherit a house?
Chris Paton takes an in-depth look at the records documenting inheritance of a house and land in Scotland.
Spotlight on The Channel Islands Family History Society
If you have ancestors in the Channel Islands, and particularly Jersey, you can find information and invaluable advice through The Channel Islands Family History Society. Mary Billot explains.
Become an online super sleuth!
Discover the best ways to mine the major family history websites to find your folk with our exclusive guide. Rachel Bellerby asked experts from the genealogy giants to give their top search tips.
(Comment: Ideas from Ancestry, FamilySearch, FreeBMD/FreeREG/FreeCEN, Findmypast and, TheGenealogist.)
Finding clues in your family photo albums
Jayne Shrimpton reveals the ancestor-hunting clues tucked away in our old family picture collections.
Giving a voice to mothers of the Great War 
When researching WW1 ancestors it’s often the men we know most about. But what about the mothers left behind? As we celebrate Mother's Day, Jacqueline Wadsworth reveals ways to hear their hidden voices.
(Comment: a reminder that as resources were targetted at the war effort women caring for children while their husbands were away, and attempting to keep up appearances, had an especially challenging time.)
Techy tips for family historians
Make the most of digital devices, websites, apps and gadgets, with genealogical web guru Paul Carter.
Family Tree Subscriber Club
Don't miss this issue’s exclusive competitions and discounts for subscribers to Family Tree.
Safe deposit
This issue in her monthly website spotlight, Julie Goucher delves into the resources in the Royal Bank of Scotland Heritage Hub.
(Comment: RBS has the archives for several banks which it acquired. Illustrated with a photo of a half-farthing coin I never knew existed.)
Documenting your sources
Just starting out on your family history? Don’t let your enthusiasm hamper your future efforts. Simon Wills explains how to keep your exciting findings on track.
Family Tree Academy
Improve your family history research skills with our Family Tree Academy, which has case studies to research, old documents to decipher and answers to last issue’s challenges. Tutor David Annal takes you through your genealogical paces.
Enjoy some of the latest genealogical reads with Karen Clare.
Your Q&As: advice
Get top family history help with Mary Evans, David Frost, Jayne Shrimpton and guest experts.
Latest exploits from our tree-tracing diarist Gill Shaw.
Diary Dates
Find family history exhibitions, courses and events for your calendar this March.
Your entertaining and informative letters and Keith Gregson’s Snippets of War, plus crossword answers.
Coming next in Family Tree
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Thoughts on...
Diane Lindsay has the results of her Ancestry DNA test, but what will it mean for her research?
(Comment: The only item in the magazine dealing with DNA!)
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