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April 2024

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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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.

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