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The lunch hour genealogist

Being busy doesn’t mean you have to sneglect your favourite hobby, you can still learn in your lunch break! Squeeze just 60 minutes of family history into your daily routine and you’ll soon start to see your tree blossom. So settle down with your lunch and tuck into Rachel Bellerby’s genealogy treat

BITE-SIZE FAMILY HISTORY

Know-how in under 100 words!

Quarter Sessions

The Court of Quarter Sessions was formed in 1361 and as the name suggests, met four times a year, in England (as well as Wales and Scotland from 1388 and 1661 onwards). The court was a meeting of justices of the peace, who would dispense justice with the help of a jury and carry out local government business.

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About Family Tree

Make the most of hibernation indoors this winter with our January 2018 issue. It’s full of family history tips and stories, plus a masterclass guide to essential church records. In addition, there are this issue’s Family Tree Academy challenges for our genealogy learn-along. If you have a new smart phone or device, you’ll love our new series with technology tips for family historians (don’t miss a trick that the web or your mobile can help you out with!). There is so much to enjoy, there’s no time to waste! Wishing you a very Happy New Year of family history to come.