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May 2024

A warm welcome to the May 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.

The history and legacy of slavery is a complex and (rightly) much-discussed topic, but one aspect is little mentioned: the imprisonment of Europeans by Barbary corsairs in the Ottoman empire – in this issue Phil Wood tells their story, including some fascinating snippets of first-hand accounts from those enslaved.

Also in this issue, we mark the 200th anniversary of England's National Gallery – something touched on more briefly in the 11th printed edition of Discover Your Ancestors, which is now out! – and we follow in the footsteps of a Victorian detective agency. All that and more…

I hope you enjoy this issue.

Andrew Chapman, Editor.


Latest Print Issue

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.

Issue 11 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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