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Postby Lou79 » Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:36 pm

Thanks for your replies - thats good to know. Ill look into purchasing one now I know my mags wont have holes in them!

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RE: advantage to subscribing

Postby Patron » Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:53 pm

I did used to keep all my old mags, but after a while I soon found I had not got the room to keep them. I had something in the region of 5 years worth. Have you any idea how much space that takes up??? I doubt it,still WDYTYA? hasn't been around as long as the other mags. On checking through to remove any relivant article I found most address/websites, etc to be out of date and often no longer available, as was the information they contained.

So as I said I only buy when there is something I am interested in, apparently this offends some......I would rather spend the money on obtaining a birth/marriage/death certificate
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RE: advantage to subscribing

Postby pre1837 » Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:00 am

Why is [i]WDYTYA?[/i] printed on non-standard sized paper so that an ordinary A4 binder will not house them. Commercial reasons? Even all the [i]Which?[/i] mags go in a standard binder!
Interested in the surname SNELL circa 1910, Middlesex. and Claudia Vail nee Snell, living and married in Canada from about 1912/16.

Any information is Crown Copyright, from http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk"
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RE: advantage to subscribing

Postby Editor » Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:46 pm

Well at the moment we are sending a free binder to anyone who submits an Eyewitness account that we use on our letters page...
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RE: advantage to subscribing

Postby paulberyl » Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:13 am

I thought I would add my four pennyworth to this discussion. Three of my main interests are family history research, history in general and dog training and over the years I built up a collection of literally hundreds of magazines. This presented me with two problems: storage and finding specific articles which I could remember reading but couldn't remember in which magazine. I therefore started an exercise scanning and indexing all relevant articles (or in some cases whole magazines). I was fortunate at the time in being able to use a commercial scanner rather than a personal home scanner.

Nowadays there are only two magazines that I buy monthly, WDYTYA and the BBC History Magazine. Other magazines I buy as and when if they contain something I feel is interesting. When I have finished reading them I scan and index them. I can therefore "keep" all the magazines with minimal storage as well as being able to find articles relatively easily.

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RE: advantage to subscribing

Postby pre1837 » Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:46 am

I noticed in a catalogue I had requested and came today, by return of post (!), that it shows two particular family tree magazines are available with a whole year's magazines stored on CDs for only £9.99 each going back to 1984. Perhaps [i]WDYTYA?[/i] could do this as it would work out a lot less expensive than buying seperate 'back issues' even if they are available. Of course, one would not get the 'cover disk', but how many of these get used? I am, as I have stated before, waiting for 'Hampshire' to be on a cover disk.
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Postby ksouthall » Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:36 am

Buying CD's with back issues is a very good idea.
Another possibility would be if we could download back issues direct from the website into a PDF file, in the same way that you can download records from the National Archives.
Both options could help reduce the amount of paper used to produce the magazine.
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RE: advantage to subscribing

Postby Annie08 » Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:40 am

I've just renewed my yearly subscription to WDYTYA? magazine and was asked if I subscribe to another BBC publication, however I didn't have details of the other's subscription (BBC Good Food) with me at the time which was a shame as I could have got a reduction in price on the other one's subscription. I shall remember for next time, but thought I'd share it here, could be useful to know for anyone else.

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RE: advantage to subscribing

Postby noseyoap » Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:56 am

I have subscribed to the magazine for a year now and have renewed my subscription. I find it very interesting reading and have used many of the websites, I even won a boxed set of WDYTYA dvd's for submitting a letter about finding my ancestors using one of the websites mentioned. I think it is good value for money (especially when subscribing) as it covers so many different aspects of family history.
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