December 2017

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Inside this month's issue

  • 10 essential records
    Laura Berry, Who Do You Think You Are? genealogist, reveals how to uncover your family's secrets with these key research tools
  • Greek tragedy
    In autumn 1943 British soldiers fought valiantly but unsuccessfully to defend the Aegean island of Leros from the Germans. Julie Peakman tells their stories
  • Reader story
    Simon Marley shares the dramatic life of a maternal great grandmother who worked in a Yorkshire coal mine
  • Victorian toys
    Janet Sacks explores the history of toys, and unwraps the presents awaiting our 19th-century forebears under the tree
  • Studio portraits
    Jayne Shrimpton reveals how you can date formal family photographs
  • Plus...
    The best websites for WW1 airmen and ground crew; the lives of ancestors who worked as glovers; exploring servants' wage books; and more...

Exclusive bonus content

  • Berkshire
    Discover ancestors from Berkshire with poll books, parish registers and more. Retrieve your code from page 87 of the magazine and click here to download the files now.


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On Sale Date: 
Tuesday 21st November 2017
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