Family Tree Magazine: July 2022

I’m chuffed to see my latest article, Was Your Ancestor Schooled in the BCATP? in print in this issue. It was a pleasure working with Editor Helen Tovey.
The article covers part of the material I’ll be presenting at the OGS conference on Saturday 25 June at 1 pm.

Highlights from the contents:

NAVAL RESERVISTS: Simon Wills decodes the uniforms
PHOTOGENEALOGY: AN INTRODUCTION: Ann Larkham unveils the first steps in creating an awesome home photograph archive/
A RETAILING REVOLUTION: Dress historian Jayne Shrimpton looks at the radical retail transformation of the British shopping scene between the wars.
DEATH DUTY REGISTERS A MASTERCLASS: David Annal shares practical advice and expert tips on using death duty registersfor family history research. Dave will be presenting at the BIFHSGO conference in September.
REMEMBERINGTHE PIONEER OF THE PACKAGE HOLIDAY Nicola Lisle looks back at the rise and fall of Thomas Cook.
WHAT MIGHT A RING SIGNIFY? Charlotte Soares on the rings that our ancestors may once have worn, and the stories behind them.

Editor Helen Tovey also compiled three GENEALOGY GADGETS AND APPS (FOR ALL OCCASIONS). One, suggested by Wayne Shepheard, also an OGS conference speaker, may be found at

2 Replies to “Family Tree Magazine: July 2022”

  1. I was excited to read this article in Family Tree magazine as my late father trained as a pilot for the Fleet Air Arm as the war came to an end. It was only because of VE & VJ Day that he didn’t finish his training. I will be looking into some of the sites mentioned to expand my knowledge of and learn more about the conditions in which he served. Well done.

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