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Issue 23 features: * Lost and found: Sharon Brookshaw explores the history of child abandonment and the rise of foundling institutions * The Marine boys (and girls): Nell Darby on the history of a unique society which helps poor children find work at sea * Plotting the past: Tithe maps are coming online * A nation of gardeners: Margaret Powling digs into the history of gardening as a popular pastime * The First Fleeters: Laura Berry follows the experiences of people in the first penal colony to be founded in Australia * Before the trains came: Horse-drawn transport in Leeds * The great survey: Jill Morris delves into Griffith’s Valuation * History in the details: Jayne Shrimpton on wellies More Info
Issue 24 features: *Toughs in cuffs: Angela Buckley investigates criminal ancestry, particularly in Victorian times, and how to trace it *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 More Info
Issue 25 features: *The front line of faith: Nicola Lisle looks at 150 years of the Salvation Army, and how to trace Salvationist ancestors *All the fun of the fair: Yorkshire Family History Fair preview *Before the census: Chris Paton looks at Scottish census and census substitute records before 1841 *One-stop shops: Jayne Shrimpton explores the history of department stores and their impact on shoppers and staff *Saving what they could carry: Canada’s Great Fire of 1922 *A may to remember: Keith Gregson tells the story of Britain's worst railway disaster, sidelined by its occurrence during WW1 *States of growth: Jill Morris on booming 19th century America *History in the details: Jayne Shrimpton on parasols More Info
Issue 26 features: *'The same age as my gums': Ruth Symes explores how society made provision for old age in the past *Making sense of migration: Melvyn Jones examines the forces behind the movements of our ancestors *Alien ancestors: Naturalisation and denization explained *What's in a name? Paul Matthews explores some of the stumbling blocks names can throw up for researchers *Traces of Waterloo: Exploring the famous battle of 1815 through objects of the era *Finding fresh land: Jill Morris on the settling of New Zealand *History in the details: Jayne Shrimpton on shorts More Info
Issue 27 features:*Building history: Laura Berry reveals how to research the history of homes in England and Wales*Sitting on the penitent's stool: Chris Paton explains the judicial role of the kirk session in Scotland*'Toys were us': Sharon Brookshaw explores how our ancestors may have entertained themselves as children*Working in the woods: Melvyn Jones explores the working life of men who toiled as charcoal burners*Steaming through history: P&O’s heritage in pictures*The Modern Domesday: Jill Morris plots the history of a major 19th century resource listing landowners*History in the details: Jayne Shrimpton on swimwear More Info
Issue 28 features: *Bad medicine: Simon Wills looks at the medicines taken by your 19th century ancestors *Scanning on the go: Nick Thorne reviews a useful tool *Joining the circus: Nell Darby takes to the big top with a history of the circus, its performers and those who went along *History woz ’ere: Ruth A Symes explores the personal touches left behind by our ancestors in the form of graffiti *Lost to the waves: Jill Morris looks at records of deaths at sea available online *History in the details: Jayne Shrimpton on sandals More Info
Issue 29 features: *'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 *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 More Info
Issue 3 features: * Thinking outside the pox: Sue Wilkes researches smallpox and how vaccination registers can help family historians * Get your research on track: New railway staff records online * Far from home: Emma Jolly explains how to trace British Home Children in both UK and Canadian records * Take to your pen!: We talk to writing expert Lynn Palermo * The public fumes: Early reactions to the London Underground * Books: A round up of recent publications * Lucky dip: An eclectic collection of indexes is now online * Place in focus: Explore and research Dorset roots * Break the brick walls: Civil registration marriage records More Info
Issue 4 features: * Find ships’ crews online: A useful new research tool * Something for everyone: Mairead Mahon traces the history of department stores and how they changed shopping * School records: Expert research advice from Kirsty Gray * Lost way of life: London’s forgotten fishing communities * Books: A round up of recent publications * Taking liberties: Philip MacDougall explores the dark world of the Royal Navy’s press gangs * Place in focus: Explore and research Manchester roots * Break the brick walls: Death records More Info
Issue 5 features: * Light industry: Jayne Shrimpton focuses on the fast-growing trade of photography from the 19th century onward * Round up the black sheep: Resources newly online will help track down ancestors with a shady past * Forced from home: Chris Paton offers guidance on tracing ancestors who moved or emigrated in the Highland Clearances * Books: A round up of recent publications * Place in focus: Explore and research Herefordshire roots * Jack and the Jews: We explore the history of prejudice against London’s Jewish community in the 1880s * Break the brick walls: Wills before 1858 More Info
Issue 6 features: * Brought to court: Nell Darby begins a new series on courts and their records with a look at Quarter Sessions * Trade secrets: Explore the largest searchable collection of apprenticeship records online * The family killer: Paul Matthews on the ravages of typhus * Roots in many places: Your introductory guide to tracing roots in the Caribbean, by expert Guy Grannum * The skill of search: Maximise your online research techniques * Books: A round up of recent publications * Place in focus: Explore the history of Leeds * Scourge of the seas: Britain’s history of piracy dates back to medieval times – and many pirates were leading figures * Break the brick walls: Wills after 1858 More Info
Issue 7 features: * The back-up brigades: The largest collection of militia records online has just been released – here’s the background * Petty crimes?: Nell Darby continues her series on the courts with a look at the Petty Sessions * Grande dame of the seas: We explore the history and heritage of the legendary steamship SS Great Britain * Ladies with many layers: Lucy Adlington discusses women's fashion on the eve of World War One * Place in focus: Explore Lancashire history and records * Books: A round up of recent publications * Break the brick walls: Jenny Jones on parish birth records * What's new in November: Key history-related events More Info
Issue 8 features: * Know your place: Jill Morris joins DYA’s team of writers with an extended feature on exploring your British local history * Picturing the past: Enjoy a new, free image archive online * The flying judges: Nell Darby concludes her series on the courts with a look at the Assizes * Jutland remembered: A Roll of Honour remembering those who died in WW1’s largest sea battle has now gone online * Place in focus: Explore Lancashire history and records * Books: A round up of recent publications * Break the brick walls: Advice on parish marriage records * What’s new in December: Key history-related events More Info
Issue 9 features: *The bonds that last: Jenny Jones explains marriage licences, allegations, bonds and banns records *Trades in the trenches: New online data reveals the roles of teachers, engineers and lawyers in World War One *Hair hunting: How beards can reveal your ancestors' lives! *'A nervy lot': Kathy Chater tells an extraordinary family tale of madness and strife, all revealed by papers found on eBay *Party like it's 1853: Learn some Victorian parlour games! *Place in focus: Explore Kentish history and records *Books: A round up of recent publications *Break the brick walls: Advice on parish burial records *What's on in January: Key history-related events More Info
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