The Discover Your Ancestors Online Periodical was launched in May 2013 and has been providing a terrific mix of family history stories, case studies, social history articles and research advice. This regular and affordable service is a must have for anyone starting out in family history research or for those with more experience but who have reached brick walls. The high quality monthly digital magazine is delivered to your own personalised online account every month as a beautifully designed 30+ page online magazine. This regular and affordable service is highly recommended for anyone who is beginning to research their family tree as well as for those researchers who have more experience but may have reached brick walls in tracing their ancestors.
It is very sad news to have come out of Immediate Media in the past day. They have announced that the annual Who Do You Think You Are? Live show will not return. This was one of the largest family history event that attracted thousands of family historians to browse the stands and attend the various talks each year.
After ten years, first at Olympia in London and then at the NEC in Birmingham for the last three of those years, the event that took place at the beginning of April this year was the last ever!
The organisers say it was due to financial reasons that they are bowing out and so we must assume that the show, while popular with family historians of all abilities, just couldn’t make them money.
I am sure that we shall all miss the event, but perhaps it was just too large a venue.
While it is sad that it has gone there are always other more manageable family history shows to visit, including those up an coming in Yorkshire and the London area being organised by Discover Your Ancestors Magazine and sponsored by TheGenealogist.
The fantastic online periodical that is a must read for anyone researching their family history is out now. In this month’s edition:
The tale of the mail: Harry Cunningham investigates how Britain’s Post Office has been operating for over 500 years First-class appearance: Jayne Shrimpton investigates the uniforms our postal worker ancestors might have worn ‘For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil’: Nick Thorne investigates the story of the Reverend Vyvyan Moyle and his temptations of the monetary kind Learning to walk: Sharon Brookshaw looks at how our forebears took their first steps, epitomising changing attitudes to childcare down the centuries Great Uncle Mozart: David Lewiston Sharpe looks at the lineages of learning that connect generations of students and teachers
History in the details: Jayne Shrimpton on waistcoats Regulars: Region: Portsmouth / News & Events / Books / Classifieds
Who Do You Think You Are? Live in Birmingham 2016 is over for another year and many of us who went enjoyed the mixture of all the main genealogy companies and family history societies in one place. Reports say that over 13,000 visitors attended this year, making it a busy three days. WDYTYA?Live! is considered to be the UK’s largest family history event in the genealogical year and The Society of Genealogists hosted the traditional fair, held numerous workshops and also provide a number of experts were on hand to answer questions.
Discover Your Ancestors Online Periodical has published their March 2016 edition.
The Discover Your Ancestors Periodical is a high quality monthly digital magazine that is delivered to the subscriber’s own personalised online account every month. The 30+ page online magazine is packed full of stories, case studies, social history articles and research advice and is great for anyone starting out in family history research, or even for those with more experience but who have reached brick walls in their family history.
This months articles include:
Heavy work: Sue Wilkes digs into the lives and work of Britain’s lead miners Criminally insane or cold-blooded murderer?: Nick Thorne researches a 19th century cause célèbre using TheGenealogist’s record collections The privilege of the feu…: Chris Paton explores the ownership records for Scottish land and property The ancestral laptop: Ruth A Symes explores the history of family writing desks, and what family historians can learn from them History in the details: Jayne Shrimpton on trousers Meaning business: Jill Morris investigates the history of limited companies Regular features: This month’s region: Cheshire / News / Events / Books / Classifieds
Discover Your Ancestors Periodical is a high quality monthly digital magazine delivered to your own personalised online account every month and there is a new one just out!
If you haven’t seen this publication yet then what you are missing out on is a well designed 30+ page online magazine that is packed full of stories, case studies, social history articles and research advice. This regular and affordable online magazine is highly recommended for anyone starting out in family history research, or for those with more experience but who have reached brick walls.
This month we have been reading in our copy the following great articles…
The best of times: Daniel Hewitt explores the history of horology through his Clerkenwell clockmaker ancestry The quartermaster’s tale: Anthony Boulton presents a unique memoir of his grandfather’s WW1 experiences From Longleat to the Tower of London: Nick Thorne delves into the history of Longleat and its illustrious inhabitants Decoding Victorian jewellery: Victorian jewellery was rich in symbolism, as Kim Fleet explains Woven into history: Caroline Taylor explores carpet-making in Kidderminster and resources in the town’s carpet museum A fair hearing?: Jill Morris explains the Court of Chancery
History in the details: Jayne Shrimpton on boots
Regulars: News / Events / Books / Place in focus: Somerset / Classifieds
As September rolled in and autumn replaces summer, family history research returns to many people’s mind. What better time, then to read about this fascinating subject of researching your family tree in an online periodical designed and written by a team of best in class journalists to support and guide you through your genealogical journey?
‘A true and perfect inventory’: Melvyn Jones describes the domestic comforts of a late 17th century farming family Picturing the past:Nick Thorne explores how a free online image archive adds atmosphere to family history research A day at the museum: For the last 400 years, museums have helped people to experience the world’s treasures WDYTYA? is back: The popular genealogy TV show returns looking at various celebrity trees Are benefactors in the frame: Unique research into the lives of people who donated paintings to Glasgow’s museums The legacies of history: Jill Morris explores wills from the 14th to 19th centuries, available online History in the details:Jayne Shrimpton on clogs Regulars: News & Events / Books / Place in focus: Northumberland / Classifieds
History woz ’ere:
In this month’s Discover Your Ancestors Periodical Ruth Symes explores the personal touches left behind by our ancestors in the form of graffiti. You can read a FREE sample from this month’s Discover Your Ancestors Periodical by clicking here: http://www.discoveryourancestors.co.uk/history-woz-ere/
Other articles in the August 2015 edition
Bad medicine: Simon Wills looks at the medicines taken by your 19th century ancestors Scanning on the go:Nick Thorne reviews a useful tool for family historians Joining the circus: Nell Darby takes to the big top with a history of the circus, its performers and those who went along Lost to the waves: Jill Morris looks at records of deaths at sea available online History in the details: Jayne Shrimpton on sandals Regulars: News & Events / Books / Place in focus: Bradford / Classifieds