24 July 2018

Family Tree Magazine: August issue

This August issue arrived in my inbox on 2 July! It has a focus on occupations: I'd better get down to the job of looking at the contents before the September issue arrives on 31 July.

Here's the complete table of contents.

  • Family history news: Gen up on the latest genealogy news with Karen Clare, plus enter our fantastic Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee coin competition!
    Sense of humour is their strongest characteristic according to a survey completed by 20,000 English people. Who knew?
  • Discover the history in heraldry: A beginner’s guide, Chris Paton explains the value of coats of arms in your research.
  • The great influenza pandemic of 1918: Keith Gregson reports on the global tragedy that affected our families.
    An overview with a couple of case studies. I'll have more from a local perspective in mid-October, a hundred years since the peak of the pandemic deaths in Ottawa.
  • Family Tree Academy: Grow your research skills with our Family Tree Academy, tutored by expert genealogist David Annal.
  • Taken a DNA test? Now what? DNA demystified with Karen Evans.
    What to do when there's no family tree attached to your match.
  • The lunch hour genealogist: Rachel Bellerby provides 60 minutes of family history facts and fun to fit into your day.
  • How to get away with murder! Literally... Adèle Emm investigates a spousal defence popular with Victorian criminals.
  • Twiglets: Follow the exploits of tree-tracing diarist Gill Shaw.
  • Just the job! How to research your ancestors’ work: Try our 10 top tactics to learn about your relatives’ working lives, with Helen Tovey.
    Full of online resources. Did you know there's a website listing UK museums, large and small, at www.historic-uk.com/HistoryMagazine/DestinationsUK/Museums/.
  • Discover Evidentree: Join Helen Barrell in exploring a free new website to help you connect with fellow genealogists.
    Upload your GEDCOM file to www.evidentree.com to see which other researchers have the same name or place interests as you.
  • Spotlight on... Norfolk Family History Society: Find out what's on offer at this friendly society, with Roger Morgan.
  • Exploring your ancestors’ occupational records: Dig deeper with Paul F Cockburn’s masterclass on employment and business records relating to your kin.
  • Research zone: In their own words: Get to grips with the obsolete or confusing words in family history records. Simon Wills explains.
  • Family Tree Subscriber Club: Join our exclusive Subscriber Club to benefit from special competitions and offers.
  • In search of Dad: With the help of DNA testing, Julie Bedwell uncovers secrets her father took to his grave.
  • Celebrating 20 years of Free UK Genealogy: Family historians have been reaping the fruits of FreeBMD for two decades. Helen Tovey celebrates the fantastic free resources from its parent website.
    Thank the 6,500 volunteers who have made available online:-34 million people from the censuses, 1841-1891 at FreeCen-42 million records from parish registers at FreeReg-342 million births, marriages and deaths at FreeBMD
  • Techy tips for family historians: Paul Carter reveals how to get the best from digital devices, websites, software and apps.
  • Books: Family history reads with Karen Clare.
    Featured is a book by Ian  G. Macdonald, a lecturer at the University of Strathclyde,  "sure to become THE genealogists’ sources and citations bible for years to come. ISBN: 9780750986885. From The History Press."
  • Peterloo, politics & parish clues: Find out how Ruth Maguire unearthed a family connection to the infamous 1819 massacre.
  • Research rarities: A royal wonder: Julie Goucher explores a little-known website.
  • Your Q&As: advice: Benefit from the know-how of our regular family history experts Jayne Shrimpton, Mary Evans and Tim Lovering, plus specialist guests.
  • Diary Dates: Genealogical dates for your calendar this August.
  • Mailbox: Delve into our latest postbag, plus crossword answers and Keith Gregson’s Snippets of War.
  • Next issue: A peek at some of your September issue treats.
  • Your adverts 
  • Thoughts on... Tuck into some regal chit-chat with our columnist Diane Lindsay.

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