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.

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December 2017 Offer

In this issue:

Poacher vs gamekeeper: Maybe your agricultural ancestor had another side to him? Simon Wills explores the secretive but risky life of the poacher and his arch enemy
Crackers about Christmas: Nick Thorne looks at some of the Victorian people behind the Christmas traditions we enjoy to this day
Painting the nation blue: Harry Cunningham investigates the 17th century origins of one of the oldest and arguably most successful political movements in the world: the Tories
The forgotten soldier: Daniel Hewitt explores the life of his great-great-uncle, who saw long years of military service
History in the details: Jayne Shrimpton on crinoline

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  • Access to 500,000,000 birth, marriage and death records
  • Free data: Titanic passenger list
  • Free ebook: Pocket Guide of Lincoln 1880

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Hot Off The Press!

Issue 6 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 on social history, places, military history and wartime, research advice and much more, delivered straight to your door.

Issue 6 is now available at this website and will soon be 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 and 5 direct from this website.

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