For those of us with London ancestry, there’s a present under the tree — this just-released Christmas issue of
Why Who Do You Think You Are? magazine.
London ancestors, Our complete guide to tracing your family history in the capital includes obscure resources like the recently digitised and catalogued photographic collections at the website BoroughPhotos (boroughphotos.org/harrow). There’s news of serveral physical archives on the move as well as a directory of contacts for all the local archives and family history societies in London.
Also in the issue:
12 Christmas projects. 12 fun ways to build your family tree over the Christmas period.
Christmas quiz. Try out these family history brainteasers.
Reader story Mary Jones’ seven-year-old relative was arrested for stealing coal.
The history of Christmas dinner, What did our ancestors eat at a festive feast?
Old newspapers. How to use newspapers in family history research.
In Ottawa, and likely anywhere else in Canada with online public library cardholder access to PressReader, read all the issue for free – what a Christmas present!