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Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - CONTENTS - Sarah Wil­liams Ed­i­tor sarah.wil­liams@im­me­di­ate.co.uk

Ev­ery month I learn some­thing new about fam­ily his­tory – just one of the rea­sons I love my job so much! Af­ter read­ing Au­drey’s guide to the 1939 Reg­is­ter, I feel like an ex­pert and I hope it will in­spire you to re­visit your fam­ily on the eve of World War Two (page 15).

I’ve also en­joyed read­ing about the va­ri­ety of jobs car­ried out by our air force women (page 20). It’s 100 years since the for­ma­tion of the RAF and we shouldn’t for­get the thou­sands of women who played a part in keep­ing Bri­tain fly­ing through both world wars. If there’s some­one in your fam­ily who joined the RAF, WRAF or WAAF, we’d love to hear how you are mark­ing the cen­te­nary. For those who fought in the First World War, you could add de­tails to their en­try on the newly re­designed Lives of the First World War site (page 60). What­ever you are do­ing, I hope Claire’s ar­ti­cle on spring-clean­ing your fam­ily tree (page 26) will in­spire you with new en­thu­si­asm for your re­search. And for those of you car­ry­ing out Scot­tish re­search, Chris Pa­ton’s ar­ti­cle on Kirk and other records (page 54) should help you on your way.

Fi­nally, we have had some read­ers ask about our use of bit.ly links. If you see a web­site in our magazine that starts with bit.ly, it’s just a way of short­en­ing a long web ad­dress. Happy hunt­ing!

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