Here are some of the main contents of the December issue, released on 11 November.
FAMILY HISTORY NEWS
Includes news of the passing of Guy Etchells. Without his dogged pursuit of the release of the 1939 Register of England and Wales, we may well still not have access. R. I. P.
AWAITING THE 1921 SCOTTISH CENSUS
Genealogist Chris Paton anticipates the release of the 1921 Census for Scotland and recommends some records to research the period while we wait.
Paul Chiddicks continues examination of errors and oddities from readers and takes a trip down memory lane on favourte chidhood toys and games.
PHOTOGENEALOGY: STEP 5
Aon Larknam advises us on the final step on the photogeneaiogy project — securing your legacy.
Gill Shaw gives a salutary, and intriguing reminder that two records are always better than … although they may not provide the clarity sought.
WW2 MILITARY CASE STUDY
Graham Caldwell provides Miltary Competition winner
Lindsay Seels wih a report about her grandfather.
Jayne Shrimpton brings to life popular culture and our ancestors’ pastimes of the 1920s & 30s.
WHAT’S INSIDE THE PARLIAMENTARY ARCHIVES?
Senior Outreach Archivist Penny McMahon shows us around.
CONSIDERING THE USEFULNESS OF NAME LISTS
Family Tree Academy’s David Annal evaluates their uses & limitations.
BOOKS & CO
Helen Tovey & Rachel Bellerby review a selection of new history-related tities.
THE SINKING OF THE ‘ALERT PACKET’
Family historian Melanie Winterbotham stumbled on the story of the sinking of the Alert Packet when tracing the life and death of her 3x great-grandfather.
Discover the tools that fellow family historians are putting to use in their search, for fun and efficiency. One mentioned is zoompast.com (or .org) which looks interesting and I hope to examine in a coming post.
NEW ANCESTRYDNA TOOL
Discover the revolutionary new beta tool from AncestryDNA being rolled out,
Karen Evans investigates a case study to help a reader find her grandfather.
Our experts share their insights on reader research problems.
Jayne Shrimpton helps a reader puzzle out a photo and sets a puzzle of her own.
Online, in person, or hybrid – events to enjoy this November.
THOUGHTS ON – WARTIME MEMORIES
Diane Lindsay reflects on how the slightest thing can cause the memories to come flooding back |