Discover Your Ancestors Periodical – published every month

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Launched in May 2013 Discover Your Ancestors Periodical is a high quality monthly digital magazine delivered to your own personalised online account every month. This beautifully designed 30+ page online magazine is packed full of 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.

Rich, deep content for family history researchers, all year round

We have two critically acclaimed publications available to family history researchers – the annual print magazine, Discover Your Ancestors and the monthly online magazine, Discover Your Ancestors Periodical. These publications have been designed and written by our team of best in class journalists to support and guide you through your family history journey.

  • Perfect for those starting out or for those with more experience who have hit a brick wall
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May 2020 Offer

In this issue:

Fashion after WW2: Jayne Shrimpton marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day from a sartorial point of view
The archives: empty but still at work: Former archivist Mary Ann Davison celebrates Local and Community History Month amid the challenges of the coronavirus lockdown
A home for the smack boys: Many workhouse boys were apprenticed to work on fishing smacks. Nell Darby explores
The case of the charming man: Joshua Casswell was a barrister at 40 murder trials, with some strong views
Unconventional lives: Nick Thorne delves into the archives to demonstrate that our forebears had complicated lives
History in the details: Factory/mill workers’ dress

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  • 12 monthly issues of the Periodical
  • Access to 500,000,000 birth, marriage and death records
  • Free data: Titanic passenger list
  • Free ebook: Yorkshire, York 1872 Johnson and Tesseyman's Directory

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Visit us at The Family History Show

We run several events across the country throughout the year in London, York and the South West. Our aim is to offer engaging events that bring family historians, societies and genealogical organisations together, making the search for your family history educating and enjoyable with captivating events accessible for people of all ages. Each show features:

  • Large Lecture Theatres with Free Talks
  • Free Ask the Experts Area
  • Societies, Archives and Commercial stands
  • Free Parking
  • Refreshments available all day

Our next show is The Family History Show, Online 2020 on 20th June 2020.

Latest Print Issue

Issue 9 of the critically acclaimed annual printed magazine Discover Your Ancestors is now available, featuring more than 190 pages of beautifully illustrated content to move your family history research on at pace. More than 30 stunning features about life in the past, the historic location and stars of Downton Abbey, celebrity genealogies of Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Rowan Atkinson, Charles Dickens 150th Anniversary and much more, delivered straight to your door.

Issue 9 is now available at this website and at more than 4,000 newsagents worldwide including WHSmith in the UK, Barnes & Noble in the USA and Chapters in Canada. While stocks last you can also purchase copies of issues 1 (digital version only), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 direct from this website.

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