Family Tree Magazine (UK): Sept 2023

Wayne Shepheard, who has an article in this issue, reminds me I missed posting about the September issue which cam out on the 11th.

Wayne’s article, Peggy’s war: Women’s land army reflects on the WW1 military connections of Peggy Fisher’s wider family — several came to live in Canada. Wayne shares resources to help you research the WLA in both wars and in countries outside the UK.

Here’s a rundown on the rest ofthe issue:

Getting the best from Ancestry: user tips
Chris Paton shares his useful hacks & hints for using Ancestry.

Understanding genealogical sources & why it matters
Phil Isherwood has a useful approach to help you analyse how credible the clues that you come across are

DNA Workshop: How to prepare for your DNA test results
DNA advisor Karen Evans is here to help you get ready for your results

Slow down & plan your research
Fiona Brooker suggests you slow down and establish some great research practices that will stand you in good stead

Gill Shaw’s hopes are raised… then dashed, this month

How family history can provide children with life skills & resilience
Emma Jolly investigates, in part 2 of her family history & well-being series

Your stories with Storied
Katharine McKinnon reminds us of the importance of building trees out wide

Genealogy gadgets
Discover a meteorological history project and the new Reimagine tools & membership from MyHeritage. Wayne also contributes on the Little Ice Age and the Western University website –
Also in this section Helen Tovey looks at MyHeritage’s Reimagine app, launched in 2023. ‘Reimagine: Scan & Enhance Pics’ allows you to:
• upload or scan in photos (you can scan an entire album page and the images will be automatically cropped and saved as individual files).
• colourise, enhance, animate and repair your photos
• add voice notes to your photos to ‘tell the story’ behind each
• add details of date and place, also making for easier searchability later
• and sort into albums, add to your MyHeritage family tree, and share with family.

Academy: Case Study
Family Tree Academy tutor David Annal looks at a life less ordinary — extraordinarily complex!

Spotlight on…
Philippa Jarvis tells us about Ryedale Family History Group

Books & co
Helen Tovey & Rachel Bellerby share views on a selection of recent family history reads and the Pharos Tutors’ new-look website

Photo corner
Jayne Shrimpton analyses a selection of pictures from the past

Diary Dates
Events to look forward to in September

Thoughts on…
Diane Lindsay celebrates upgrading her family history software at long last… and an ‘unmentionable birthday’!

One Reply to “Family Tree Magazine (UK): Sept 2023”

  1. Wayne’s articles and talks on climate and its affects on the populace are a must read. It wasn’t just history, war, famine, work and social changes that affected our ancestors lives as , like today, climate played its part. Well worth a read.

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