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There’s noth­ing I like more dur­ing th­ese win­ter evenings than set­tling down with my lap­top to scour the in­ter­net for new records and add more names to my tree. What some peo­ple might not re­alise is that the data on­line is only the tip of the ice­berg. There’s so much more in ar­chives and mu­se­ums around the coun­try. On page 18 we give you 25 good rea­sons to wrap up warm and ven­ture out to do some hand­son re­search. You won’t be dis­ap­pointed!

Records come in all shapes and sizes and this month we hear from a fam­ily his­to­rian who in­her­ited the jour­nals of his grand­fa­ther, re­veal­ing a pas­sion for cars. Th­ese chron­i­cled ev­ery­thing to do with the mo­tors he’d owned and in the process pro­vided an amaz­ing in­sight into the highs and lows of the fam­ily’s life.

Else­where in the mag­a­zine, we tell grue­some tales of bodysnatchers and show you how to re­search freema­son an­ces­tors, 19th-cen­tury naval fore­bears, and the chil­dren’s homes your an­ces­tors might have grown up in. We also be­gin a new se­ries to help you get the most out of tech­nol­ogy – this month,, how to tidy up your fam­ily tree. Happy hunt­ing!

Claire Vaughan, Act­ing Editor

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