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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.

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September 2019 Offer

In this issue:

Tracing the turnkeys: Stephen Wade explains the challenges of tracking down ancestors who worked in our prisons –many of whom were women
All the fun of the fair: Fairs have been a part of society since medieval times. Caroline Roope takes us on a spin through their history
Looking after policemen's children: The Metropolitan and City Police Orphanage helped home and educate the offspring of dead police officers, as Nell Darby explains
The wrong side of the blanket? Nick Thorne finds new Norfolk parish records on TheGenealogist can reveal illegitimate children and who their parents had been
Full steam ahead: Jayne Shrimpton returns to the water to give us a history of steamboats
History in the details: Firefighters' uniforms

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  • 12 monthly issues of the Periodical
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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, South West 2020 on 8th February 2020.

Latest Print Issue

Issue 8 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, Victorian Britain and Emily Bronte, with celebrity genealogies of Jenna Coleman and Dame Judi Dench and much more, delivered straight to your door.

Issue 8 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 and 7 direct from this website.

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