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Family Tree Magazine

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For over 30 years, Family Tree Magazine has been helping amateurs and experts trace, research and discover the secrets behind their family history. In every issue, you’ll find practical step-by-step guides and helpful tips for researching your ancestry, with the aim of making the whole experience simple, interesting and fun!

In a Family Tree digital magazine you’ll find the latest genealogy news and updates, Q&A’s with leading experts from the field, exclusive competitions and giveaways, plus in-depth features on hot topics such as DNA testing, pho dating and archive researching.

Giving you everything you need to research your own history, Family Tree has historical features to help put your families history into context, as well as inspiring real-life stories from other readers who have traced their own historic journeys.

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Family Tree  |  Family Tree December 2020  

Are you more than a tick in the genealogical box?
Chris Paton reflects on how his unfolding family history research has taught him so much about his identity. Do you feel the same?

What? A Tudor on the tree
A clue in an unexpected source led to Melanie Winterbotham tracing her ancestry back to Tudor times ]

Tracing convict ancestors - how to find them
Top 10 photo-dating tips - sleuth your old family photos
End of year test! - Family Tree tutor David Annal sets your End of Year Christmas challenge!
Lockdown memories - and family history
Legacies of British slavery database - step-by-step guide
AND all your regular favourites: Dear Paul Chiddicks, Diane Lindsay's Thoughts On, and Twiglets. How will Gill Shaw end this year’s discoveries into the many-peopled branches of her growing tre ?

Family Tree Magazine has been dedicated to helping people discover their ancestry for over 30 years - where expert guides lead the way through unique and interesting journeys. With beginner guides on how to get started, expert tips and advice for those times you get stuck at a loose end and in-depth research for the more seasoned genealogists, Family Tree is here to help all levels of researchers.

As well as expert help on conducting your research, each issue of Family Tree magazine is full of the latest news and developments from the industry, in-depth articles on the biggest issues, public archive and record listings, interviews with expert genealogists and exclusive subscriber-only competitions and giveaways.

No matter what level you’re at or what point in your journey you’re on, make the most of it today with a digital subscription to Family Tree magazine.


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  • Tips for conducting in-depth online research
  • Interviews with the leading experts from the field
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I live in Canada, (born in UK) and as far as I can tell my heritage is all UK. I find Family Tree has great articles on UK genealogy. Reviewed October 7, 2020

Family Tree

I absolutely adore your magazine. I'm so pleased with my online version, esp in this time of the Covid craziness. Thanks so much for such an interesting read. Reviewed May 9, 2020

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Love the Academy Reviewed March 24, 2020


Great Genealogy mag for the price, lots of great ideas for family tree research. You will learn a lot reading this mag Reviewed March 3, 2019

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I started getting Family Tree mag after my previous magazine went out of production. Now, I'm glad it did - Family Tree has excellent articles and the very useful Family Tree Academy feature. I wish I had looked at this magazine earlier - I find it suits my needs and interests perfectly. Reviewed December 1, 2018

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A toast to the ancestors, to family history & to you Like to get in touch with us? Please find our contact details on page 80, or join the Family Tree community online, see below Well it’s been quite a year hasn’t it, and there can’t be a singl...
The lunch hour genealogist Video of the month Your ancestors and fashion Explore what fashion meant for our everyday ancestors in this one-hour video featuring expert fashion historian Dr Kate Strasdin of Falmouth Univ...
Record collection of the month Maimed Soldiers’ Petitions Brian Carpenter, Community and Learning Officer at Devon Archives & Local Studies Service, explains what maimed soldiers’ petitions can tell us about military ances...
Join the Family Tree Academy & become a skilled family historian Don’t miss an issue! KEY LEGISLATION  Look out for...  Links... TIP! The residuary legatee  ENJOYING LEARNING WITH FAMILY TREE? To make sure you don’t miss a single issue, turn to 30 and subscribe t...
How did you do? LEARN THE ANSWERS TO LAST ISSUE’S CHALLENGES CHAT GENEALOGY Transcription challenge THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX Last month we showed you three documents – none of which were written in English and set you ...
BOOKS & co A selection of the latest family history reads with Helen Tovey & Rachel Bellerby BLITZ SPIRIT?  WINTER READS! Read the Home Intelligence reports sequentially to get a feel for how the war felt to t...

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