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Inside this month’s issue

  • Get more from maps
    Gill Blanchard reveals how to use old maps in your family history
  • Extreme weather
    Ruth A Symes explains how you can find out how the weather affected your ancestors' lives
  • FamilyTreeDNA
    Debbie Kennett on how to make the most of this pioneering DNA company
  • Once upon a time...
    Julie Peakman tells the story of children's literature
  • Reader story
    Clare Patrick's great grandfather was a Victorian black actor
  • Plus…
    The best websites for old street photographs, how to trace Post Office workers, using LostCousins and more

Around Britain

  • Northumberland
    Trace your family on the English-Scottish border


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