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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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April 2024 Offer

In this issue:

A warm welcome to the April issue of Discover Your Ancestors Periodical, your monthly digital mix of family and social history, in our unique web-friendly format ideal for screens of all sizes.

With Easter already past, the season for exploring the nation's heritage is well and truly under way. This issue we offer a historical perspective on two types of heritage which have been popular for generations and remain so today: country houses and seaside piers. Caroline Roope and Dene Bebbington take us on a tour of each.

Also in this issue, we delve into the history of April Fools' pranks and mark the 425th anniversary of Oliver Cromwell's birth. Enjoy all this and more inside!

And of course don't forget that the 11th printed edition of Discover Your Ancestors is now out! Our flagship, top-quality 'bookazine' is packed with brand new features on all manner of subjects – do grab a copy at a branch of WHSmith near you, or you can guarantee finding one at our website!

I hope you enjoy this issue, and good luck with your own journeys through history and heritage this month.

Andrew Chapman, Editor.

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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 Online. 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, York 2024 on 22nd June 2024.

Latest Print Issue

Issue 11 of the critically acclaimed annual printed magazine Discover Your Ancestors is now available, featuring more than 140 pages of beautifully illustrated content to move your family history research on at pace. Read stunning features about life in the past, celebrity genealogies, Belfast roots, Scots marriages, trade unions, Catholic ancestors, and much more including and much more, delivered straight to your door.

Issue 11 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 back issues direct from this website.

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