From the Editor

Welcome to Discover Your Ancestors. We offer a unique combination of an annual printed ‘bookazine’ and a digital monthly ‘Periodical’.

Discover Your Ancestors bookazine is packed with fascinating and informative features aimed at anyone with an interest in getting started with tracing their family tree or indeed with a general interest in the lives of ordinary people in past centuries.

Our monthly digital Periodical – which you can download as a PDF or view here at this site in pages optimised for different screen sizes including smartphones and tablets – then builds on these subjects, offering advice on taking your genealogy research further, how to break down barriers you’ve come up against in your research, and providing links to useful resources on places, past occupations and more.

We’ll have case studies, book reviews, research advice and expert answers to your own questions – and of course we’d love to hear from you about your own discoveries! In the Periodical you will also find features on social, military and popular history with the same accessible and interesting feel of the printed edition. Do jump on board and help us explore the past! (And do let me know if there are specific subjects you’d like to see covered in future issues.)

Andrew Chapman, Editor

Latest Print Issue

Issue 9 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, the historic location and stars of Downton Abbey, celebrity genealogies of Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Rowan Atkinson, Charles Dickens 150th Anniversary and much more, delivered straight to your door.

Issue 9 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 issues 1 (digital version only), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 direct from this website.

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