Sunday, 25 April 2010

Your Family Tree issue 90

The latest issue of Your Family Tree (May 2010, issue 90) is now on sale, and it's an election special. Thankfully, not in the celebrity sense, but in how to research electoral records.

This month, editor Russell James explores the digital revolution, Mark Crail examines the records of how our ancestors once voted, Paul Reed explains the different military badges and insignia, Audrey Linkman examines portarits of people on holidays, and the maestro herself, Else Churchill, defines the Commonwealth Gap of 1642-1660, and how it affects genealogical research.

There's articles on surname research and Roman Catholic forebears, whilst yours truly explains how to search for difficult to locate death records, and a whistle stop tour of the very best websites and archives for Glaswegian research, as well as some Q&As. Neil Darby looks at life after VE Day, and there are two fascinating case studies on a wife's horrific death, and adventures with Apache Indians!

Outrageous value at £4.99 - get it now before the next government introduces a genealogy tax!

Finally, a huge thanks to the magazine for their generous review of my Researching Scottish Family History book, a flavour of which is "Author Chris Paton... lives and breathes the advice here, with his enthusiasm apparent in the animated tone. At under £8 this is excellent value... A friendly and informative guide for beginners" . (Awww shucks guys!)

[NB: Overseas readers will know Your Family Tree as Your Family History (for legal reasons). Please be advised that a new British magazine of that name has gone on sale this month in the UK - it is not the same magazine!]

Professional genealogical problem solving and research
Researching Scottish Family History (New book)

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