October 2011

In the

Issue 52










On the cover


Merchant navy ancestors
Research your seafaring ancestors today with the one million records available online

Behind the scenes with JK Rowling
The author's WDYTYA? experience and the story that didn't make it to our screens


+ Inside your issue

Wills and probate
Get the most from these invaluable documents with our expert research guide

Tithe maps
Explore the records online with our look at the top websites

French forebears
JK Rowling discovered French connections in her episode – we show you how to follow in her footsteps

Prisoner of War camps
What would life have really been like behind barbed wire?

Plus.... discover more about Cornwall's china clay industry; how passports could offer new clues in your research; historic images documenting England at work plus all the latest news, reviews and expert tips


On your free CD

Sussex ancestors
Find your family with the thousands of records packed onto our free cover CD


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On Sale Date: 
Tuesday 6th September 2011
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