Family Tree Magazine: October 2022

Here’s a selection of items from the October issue.

A TRAGIC INHERITANCE
David Swidenbank tells the sad story of an ancestor whose receipt of a generous inheritance led to his downfall.

ADMINISTRATIONS
Family Tree Academy tutor (and BIFHSGO conference speaker) David Annal sheds light on some little-used probate records at The National Archives. They are the Prerogative Court of Canterbury Administration Act Books and Administration Bonds.

WHAT’S THERE? WHAT ISN’T THERE?
Chris Paton dives into the records of Ireland’s new Virtual Treasury to find out what is actually available. His view is that while there’s much to applaud from such a novel and worldwide collaboration, but equally still a great deal to lament from the tragic loss of Ireland’s historical record.

THE TUDORS & THEIR HISTORY
Stephen Roberts reflects on the Tudor dynasty, the key players & events.

THINKING OF TRACING TUDOR-ERA ANCESTORS
Hints and tips on leads to help you leam about researching in the 16th century, which saw the start of Church of England records of baptisms, marriages and burials with Helen Tovey.

And that’s not to mention my contribution with information about an RAF maintenance man in Canada with the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

There’s much more.

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