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Join he Family Tre Academy & become a skilled family historian

The Family Tree Academy is specially created to help you discover more about the records, resources and research skills you need to become the best genealogist you can be! Read on to join in with Family Tree Academy challenges

How does it work?

With every issue of Family Tree we set genealogy challenges to help you improve your research skills and make your family history investigations more rewarding.

With professional researcher David Annal as tutor in Family Tree, we give you the chance to:

1. Tackle research case studies

2. Learn about a broad range of records

3. Take your research to the next level.

About the Academy

The Family Tree Academy is your opportunity to really hone your family history research skills.

We know how frustrating it is to have family history brick walls, and we aim to help you gain the skills to solve them.

We also know how much fun it is to discover new records to explore and we really hope you ind your studies with the Family Tree Academy extremely rewarding.

Who can join?

The Family Tree Academy is available FREE to all readers of Family Tree.

How do I get started?

Simply go to the next page, study the questions and write down your answers. Then in the next issue we’ll provide you with the solutions – and the next batch of challenges for you to take on and improve your family history know-how.

If you’re new to family history look out for the learner symbol for beginner challenges for you to tackle.

Don’t miss an issue!

The Academy is running in Family Tree throughout 2019. To make sure you don’t miss a single issue – turn to 40 and subscribe to Family Tree (which will be delivered to you in a compostable bag!).

Here’s to gaining new genealogy know-how!

The syllabus

What do you study?

• In every issue you study documents, take on research challenges, decipher old handwriting and tackle a ‘Thinking outside the box’ exercise.

• Each issue is based around a specific theme that is key to family history investigations.

• The questions set range in difficulty to suit all levels – see what you know!

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