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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.

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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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March 2018 Offer

In this issue:

Selling the past: Paul Matthews investigates the history of advertisements in the 19th and early 20th centuries
Nanna's wartime postcards: Keith Gregson reports on the remarkable survival of more than a hundred wartime postcards sent to his wife's grandmother during WW1
Reformatory life: Nell Darby investigates the history of reformatory schools, in the first of a regular feature on criminal history
Family snapshots: Jayne Shrimpton investigates amateur photography and the unique view of the past it offers
Century of schisms: The early modern period was one of the most religiously and politically charged eras in English history, as Harry Cunningham explains
History in the details: Jayne Shrimpton on women's headwear

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  • Access to 500,000,000 birth, marriage and death records
  • Free data: Titanic passenger list
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Issue 7 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 7 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, 6 and 7 direct from this website.

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