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December 2023

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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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.

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