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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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December 2023 Offer

In this issue:

A warm welcome to the December issue of Discover Your Ancestors Periodical, your monthly digital mix of family and social history – once again in our new web-friendly format ideal for screens of all sizes!

With Christmas parties on people's minds now, how about stepping back in time a couple of centuries to the heyday of Georgian assembly rooms, many of which survive today? Our article by Phil Wood looks at this enjoyable slice of social history. And with Christmas posting dates on everyone's mind, take a moment to think of the postmasters and mistresses of the past, and the challenges they faced – inside, Caroline Roope tells their story. We have all that and more, of course.

Another piece of important news is that we've started work on the next print edition of Discover Your Ancestors, which will be packed with brand new features – keep an eye out for news here and at the DYA website. And remember to save the dates for next year's Family History Shows on your shiny new 2024 calendar!

Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy this issue, and have a wonderful Christmas.

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, Online 2024 on 10th February 2024.

Latest Print Issue

Issue 10 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, Roald Dahl's WW2 Desert Crash, celebrity genealogies of James Corden, Michael Sheen and Captain Sir Tom Moore, Richard Trevithick: Father of the Railway 250th Anniversary and much more, delivered straight to your door.

Issue 10 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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