September 2015

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On the cover

  • Merchant Navy
    Janet Dempsey looks at The National Archives' project to transcribe lists of seamen and explains how these records can provide a vital research tool

Also inside your magazine

  • Behind the scenes on Jane Seymour's episode
    The actress discusses her WDYTYA? experience, which revealed her Jewish family's escape from the Nazis
  • Irish research
    Exploring the life of a Dublin courtesan using 18th-century resources
  • 100 years of the WI
    We celebrate a century of the Women's Institute
  • Criminal records
    After the release of 1.9 million criminal records on Findmypast, we tell you how to find your felonious forebears online and in the archives
  • Plus... the complex craft of watch and clockmakers; the best websites for researching fishermen and fishing communities; how street directories solved one reader's mystery and more

Exclusive bonus content

  • County Durham
    Trace your County Durham ancestors with free local records worth £46. Get your code from page 87 of the magazine and download them here.


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Tuesday 1st September 2015
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