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Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - ADS - Claire Vaughan, Act­ing Editor

This month the mag­a­zine has a dis­tinctly crim­i­nal edge to it... We chat to Anne Reid about her forger fore­bear John Reid – see page 18. (She had me in stitches when she re­lived the mo­ment she read about his crimes in the Pres­bytery min­utes). Plus we have a guide to the con­vict re­sources used to piece to­gether his amaz­ing story. Else­where in the mag­a­zine, we meet a reader who un­cov­ered a whole crim­i­nal dy­nasty on his fam­ily tree (page 32). Then we have a guide to us­ing Chancery Court records to un­cover the le­gal ar­gu­ments your fore­bears may have been in­volved in (page 52).

Ever won­dered if you’re de­scended from roy­alty? It’s cer­tainly a pop­u­lar topic on our web­site. In our fea­ture on page 25, we re­veal the clues to look out for that sig­nal a gate­way an­ces­tor, while on page 16, Alan Crosby in­ves­ti­gates one of his an­ces­tors who, so fam­ily leg­end has it, had blue blood.

We also have a use­ful round-up of on­line links to free books; re­veal how to find Scot­tish wills on the in­ter­net and take a look at what the ex­cit­ing new re­lease of Catholic parish records can bring to your re­search. Phew!

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