Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - CONTENTS -

The pop­u­lar­ity of our Q& A pages just goes to show that we all wel­come a bit of ex­pert ad­vice now and again, so we have asked 17 of the UK’s lead­ing ge­neal­o­gists what tip they would share to help us raise our game (see p15). I hope you find it as use­ful as I have!

Have you ever found your­self get­ting so en­grossed in a sub­ject you end up be­com­ing a bit of an ex­pert on the topic? Denise Bates started re­search­ing a min­ing com­mu­nity and ended up shar­ing her knowl­edge on­line. Turn to page 27 to read her ad­vice on what it takes to set up your own spe­cial­ist web­site and be in­spired by her choice of sites set up by other en­thu­si­asts.

I was de­lighted to meet Heather Pot­ter, one of the stars from the BBC se­ries Vic­to­rian Slum, at Who Do You Think You Are? Live this year and hear how the ex­pe­ri­ence had re­newed her en­thu­si­asm for fam­ily his­tory. On page 34 you can find out about two of her ancestors whose slum back­ground fu­elled their per­sonal fights against so­cial in­jus­tice.

We’ve also got a fas­ci­nat­ing ar­ti­cle about Scot­tish death records ( I just wish Eng­lish and Welsh death cer­tifi­cates in­cluded so much in­for­ma­tion); tips on re­search­ing Sec­ond World War POWs in­spired by Lisa Ham­mond’s episode of WDYTYA?; lots of ad­vice on trac­ing Nor­folk ancestors (that’s me sorted!) and a quick guide to pas­sen­ger lists. Phew! That should keep you busy un­til next month. Happy hunt­ing!

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