I’d barely posted on the November issue when the December issue came out on 7 November.
Feature articles are by two of my favourite British genealogist/writers.
Debbie Kennett explains how to solve your family mysteries using the latest online tools and patient building out of DNA matches trees.
In Documenting Disaster, Chris Paton reveals how records of misfortune and crisis can tell us a great deal about our ancestors’ lives. In a second article Chris examines the causes and effects of the tragic Highland Clearances in 18th- and 19th-century Scotland.
In the Research Advice section Simon Fowler shares his advice on the records available to research any publicans in your tree, and their pubs. Jonathan Scott rounds up the essential online resources for tracing your musical forebears, and Nicola Morris explains how to use digitised Valuation Office Revision Books to locate Northern Irish kin.
New to me was the free software Ancestris reviewed by Nick Peers. The majority of its user base is in France. It looks interesting with some unique features, but one does get concerned about the longevity of free software.
The issue also includes a five-page guide to Staffordshire.