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There’s something undeniably special about visiting our ancestors’ final resting places. Read our guide to graveyards and we will help you step back in time

Pushing open the church gate, and leaving the hubbub of the traffic behind, you enter your ancestors’ graveyard. It’s hard not to feel whisked away to another time, another world – that of the people who’ve come before us.

Graveyards and cemeteries are a very real reminder of earlier generations and visiting them will not only spark thought-provoking memories, they may also provide you with new clues and details. Are there several family members recorded on a memorial? Perhaps you may spot the names of children who died before ever being listed on a census? Or maybe there is a young man killed in action overseas, but remembered on the family stone at home? Of course, you may not find your ancestors’ memorials. Perhaps, particularly in centuries past, they were too poor to have had one.

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There's something undeniably special about visiting our ancestors' final resting places. Read the guide in the latest issue of Family Tree about graveyards and we will help you step back in time. Graveyards and cemeteries are a very real reminder of earlier generations and visiting them will not only spark thought-provoking memories - they may also provide you with new clues and details... And speaking of 'new clues' - don't miss our brand new series 'Taken a DNA test? Now what?'. This is the advice you need if you want to get the most from your DNA test. Discover how to make sense of the results, find more details and grow that fabulous family tree of yours! Join in with the DNA adventure today! We also have a fabulous free guide for you in this bumper issue, Heritage Days Out, packed full of ideas for family and local history trips to take this summer. Enjoy your travels through time!