WDYTYA Magazine: Special Issue

Here are the feature articles in this special issue.

Uproot and Replant Your Tree
Looks at the pros and cons of placing online family trees on Ancestry, Findmypast, Geneanet, MyHeritge and TheGenealogist. The article assumes a tree on Ancestry and rates the others with Findmypast next overall, then MyHeritage.
If you use more than one online tree you get hints from a wider range of databases. But you do have to decide which is your primary one and manually enter findings from the other(s). Interestingly, the option of keeping a primary tree on software like Family Tree Maker, RootMagic etc. is not considered.

Be a WW2 Hero
A short item about the UK Their Finest Hour project that aims to collect and digitally archive the everyday stories and objects of the Second World War that have been passed down from generation to generation. https://theirfinesthour.english.ox.ac.uk/

Another crowdsourcing-type project, the Historic  England’s Missing Pieces Project, is also highlighted. It aims to encourage people to share their stories and any relevant photos, about the more than 400,000 protected places on the National Heritage List for England. Start by creating an account at account.historicengland.org.uk/register

Breaking up was hard to do — Divorce
Felicity Day explains the painfully long process that led to the passing of the Matrimonial Causes Act on 18 July 1923, levelling the playing field for women who wanted to end their marriage

Also in the issue, a four-page article on Irish Land Records,

One Reply to “WDYTYA Magazine: Special Issue”

  1. Ah, so what makes it “special” appears to be they’ve combined the July and August issues into a single summer one…I thought maybe it was themed and that’s what made it “special”… looks like it has some great articles…

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