If you want to unearth those difficult to find ancestors and break down your brick walls, then one way to become more skilled is to read around the subject and learn where to look for your past family and how to use the records that they may be hidden within. A growing number of in-the-know family historians are turning to the online magazine: Discover Your Ancestors Periodical and this month there is so much packed inside its digital pages: Horatio’s last words: Explore Nelson’s last will and testament The Welsh at Work: Emma Jolly follows occupational migrations in and out of Wales in the 18th and 19th centuries Ancient roots: New DNA research sheds light on our origins Lost in the war, found in the records: WW1 case study The jester vs Jerry: How cartoonist Heath Robinson helped with the propaganda war against Germany in WW1 Message to the masses: Jill Morris follows the many journeys of John Wesley as he took Methodism to the people History in the details: Jayne Shrimpton on umbrellas Toughs in cuffs: Angela Buckley reveals how you can track down your criminal ancestors – assuming they were caught Regulars: news + events / Books / Place in focus: Bristol / Classifieds Even the most "respectable" families may have skeletons in the closet. Finding criminals in your family tree can be exciting and certainly add some colour so if you would like to read a full length Free Sample Article "Toughs in cuffs" taken from this month's Discover Your Ancestors Periodical head over to their website here: http://www.discoveryourancestors.co.uk/toughs-in-cuffs/
22nd May 2016 at 20:32This is a wonderful magazine.Is it possible to obtain back copies ?
I prefer a printed version but it is wonderful that articles are available on line.
Would you be interested in an article about postcards in 1906 including newspaper articles about my great grandfather's arrest for selling , ,' pictorial postcards of an indelicate nature ?
23rd May 2016 at 09:34Hi Brigid, you can order back issues of the print bookazine here: http://www.discoveryourancestors.co.uk/print-edition/order-print-copies/ They also have a monthly digital edition, that you can subscribe to (check out http://www.discoveryourancestors.co.uk/current-issue/ for more information), and yes, Discover Your Ancestors do like to publish reader articles, please contact the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org