As Sarah takes a hard-earned break over the summer and I take my place in the hot seat, there are some great treats coming up – most notably the 12th series of Who Do You Think You Are? In this issue we reveal the 10 celebrities who will be exploring their family history this year, making all sorts of intriguing discoveries along the way. In a double helping of televisual genealogy, WDYTYA? USA is currently on our screens. Don’t miss our feature on how to trace your ancestors who emigrated to America (page 52).
If you’re stumped over the circumstances of a forebear’s death, turn to page 23 for our comprehensive guide to tracking down those elusive or unusual records that will provide the answers.
We also start a new advanced Masterclass series (page 50) – this month tackling the enduring problem of names missing from parish registers. Add to the list Nottinghamshire resources, the Land Registry Digital Archives, the best family history forums, milliners and First World War fathers, and I reckon you’ve ggot the perfectp August read. Enjoy!