February 2016

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On the cover

  • Visit the archives
    If you need to boost your research, here are 25 reasons to leave your computer and visit the archives

Also inside your magazine

  • 19th century navy
    Is there a sailor who fought in Nelson's navy among your family? Track him down online with these top websites dedicated to the 19th-century navy
  • Children's homes 
    Peter Higginbotham explains how to make the most of the records revealing your ancestors' lives in children's homes
  • Freemasons
    With details of many freemasons now available online, thanks to Ancestry, it's the perfect time to investigate these formerly mysterious forebears
  • Bodysnatchers
    Michelle Higgs digs up the dirt on the men who sold bodies to medical schools
  • Plus... social historian John Archer uncovers his grandfather's passion for old motor cars; how to clean up your family tree; the lives of our blacksmith ancestors and more

Exclusive bonus content

  • Aberdeenshire 
    Trace your ancestors from this historic Scottish county with free downloads worth £32. Get the code from page 87 of your magazine and enter it here.


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On Sale Date: 
Tuesday 19th January 2016
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