You're in the right place. With essential advice from expert genealogists, our beginner's guide is the best way to sow the seeds of your research and watch your family tree grow.
The December issue of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine is on sale now. Here's a look at what's on offer...
► Discover the unsung heroes of the First World War
What was life really like for our forebears behind the front line? Learn more about their war experiences and discover how to research them with our expert guide
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► DNA testing
Why it's time think again about the new generation of tests
► Settlement records
Uncover the records that proved where your poor forebears 'belonged'
► A century of the High Street
We explore the new BBC series celebrating 100 years of keeping shop
► War cemeteries
Learn more about the efforts to mark the fallen of the First World War – and how to find a war grave
► Create your own DVD slideshow
Collate your research to share with your family in time for Christmas
► A Life Without Work
How one family history society helped the BBC unravel a 100-year-old mystery
► Plus.... a guided tour of maps, plans and surveys online, a tragic tale of chimney-sweep ancestors, the challenges facing Georgian spinsters in the 18th century, how to find out more about your area in the Edwardian period and much more
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► County Durham ancestors
Find your family from the region with the thousands of records packed onto our free cover CD