Thursday, 29 March 2018

Family Tree April 2018

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

Family history news
Latest news with Karen Clare, including the launch of a WW1 nurses resource and historical climate website, plus a major digital project to recover Ireland’s lost historical and genealogical records, destroyed in 1922.
(Comment: One of the initiatives mentioned, funded and just getting off the ground, is the Beautiful Burial Ground Project.)
Dear Tom
Get your monthly fix of genealogical gems and funnies with Tom Wood.
International Bomber Command Centre Archives
Angela Youngman investigates the significance of these archives and memorial for those who served in Bomber Command and their descendants to this day.
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.
Techy tips for family historians
Make the most of digital devices, websites, apps and gadgets, with genealogical web guru Paul Carter.
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.
A history of houses in miniature
When researching our ancestors’ homes, detail is very important. Here Sadie Brown explores a creative way to add a new dimension to family history, exploring and creating their former dwellings at a tiny scale.
Hot off the press
Keith Gregson pays homage to the online British Newspaper Archive, which could hold the key to solving your family mysteries.
Researching French records in 7 steps
Here Keith Hayward shares some steps to help you get to grips with the genealogical records of France.
Enjoy some of the latest genealogical reads with Karen Clare.
Headstone hunter
Simon Wills examines a valuable project set up by a family historian to record memorial inscriptions for fellow researchers today, and for many years to come.
(Comment: Profiles Colin Ashworth and his website Find That Memorial Inscription which includes a directory of sources for memorial inscription transcripts for counties in England.)
Celebrating the centenary of the RAF
Over the decades, hundreds of thousands of our ancestors will have had connections to this indomitable organisation. Here Helen Tovey runs through some of the records to help you ace your research and discover your family hero.
(Comment: Included is information on where to get a more recent British military service record, and not just for the RAF, at
What no one tells you about publishing your family history book
If you’re writing a family history book that you hope will be read as widely as possible, you'll need to acquire some skills to sell it. Belinda Griffin is here with a publishing bootcamp to get you on the road.
How to start doing your family history 
June Terrington has been researching her family history for years and it's a hobby she truly loves. If you’d like to begin tracing your family tree, read on, and she’ll show you those steps you need to take.
Researching a WW1 prisoner of war 
Using treasures from the family archive, alongside some wonderful digitised records, Judith Russell traced the tale of a WW1 prisoner of war who lived to tell the tale.
Spotlight on Doncaster & District Family History Society 
Dave Valentine introduces a South Yorkshire family history society, which, through its events and outreach work, helps hundreds of people to find their roots every year.
City of spires
This issue in her monthly website spotlight, Julie Goucher delves into the diverse records of the Oxford Archivists’ Consortium.
Different strokes
Sally George paints a rich picture of the lives of her ancestors from all over the British Isles - and it’s a tale that continues to echo down the decades.
Your Q&As: advice
Get top family history help with Mary Evans, David Frost, Jayne Shrimpton and guest experts.
Diary Dates
Find family history exhibitions, courses and events for your calendar this April.
Latest exploits from our tree-tracing diarist Gill Shaw.
Your entertaining and informative letters and Keith Gregson’s Snippets of War, plus crossword answers.
Thoughts on...
Diane Lindsay loves and hates her computer...

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