Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Discover my Past England goes on sale

Now we all know how wonderful Discover my Past Scotland is, so it seems a bit of a pity to leave our southern brethren out of the picture! The solution? Welcome to DMPS' new sister magazine, Discover my Past England...

Issue one of Discover my Past England is now available from
www.discovermypast.com, and as with DMPS, is just £2.50. As an online magazine you can read it at home or abroad, and either through the website's dedicated viewer or via a downloadable PDF version.

In the first issue John Hannavy explains how to date military portraits, Debra Chatfield gives an overview of the FindmyPast website, Rachel Bellerby discovers the National Fairground Archive, Ruth Symes goes in search of 800 years of Cambridge University students, and Emma Beaston looks at the city of York's heritage.

As with DMPS, there are similar regular features each month including a round up of news, bygone days, and local events, whilst yours truly again gets to contribute a monthly library review column, and a new Discover my Past column entitled 'Gene Genies', where each month I interview the movers and shakers of the current English genealogical scene - this month I start with Bob Blatchford, behind the annual National Family History Fair and the Family and Local History Handbook.

Forget the Scots, the Irish and the Welsh - if you are an Angle, a Saxon, a Jute, a Norman or just someone from Hastings, Plymouth or Newcastle, DMPE is well worth a peep!

(Actually, not sure I should be reviewing it here really...!)


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iview said...

Of course, most Scots can claim some English blood in their line. Its a natural consequence of hundreds of years of shared heritage. The same also holds true for Welsh and Irish folk. We all benefit from the mixing of the peoples of the British Isles as it strengthens the common gene pool and has done so for centuries.

Chris Paton said...

Indeed, many Scots do, and vice versa, though not being a scientist, I could not say whether it is true that 'most' Scots are so afflicted - but thankfully, if it is true, a sense of humour will see us through such dark revelations...!


hummer said...

You are so funny, but just think if you were American you would have a hard time figuring out which was the gene/area that still beats in your blood. (Not very scientific at all, but somewhat true.)
Have a wonderful weekend.

Chris Paton said...

Look on the bright side though - you now have two more wonderful magazines to help you consider the options! :)