From the editor

Andrew ChapmanWelcome to Discover Your Ancestors. We offer a unique combination of an annual printed ‘bookazine’ and a digital monthly ‘Periodical’.

Discover Your Ancestors bookazine is packed with fascinating and informative features aimed at anyone with an interest in getting started with tracing their family tree or indeed with a general interest in the lives of ordinary people in past centuries.

Our monthly digital Periodical – which you can download as a PDF or view here at this site in pages optimised for different screen sizes including smartphones and tablets – then builds on these subjects, offering advice on taking your genealogy research further, how to break down barriers you’ve come up against in your research, and providing links to useful resources on places, past occupations and more.

We’ll have case studies, book reviews, research advice and expert answers to your own questions – and of course we’d love to hear from you about your own discoveries! In the Periodical you will also find features on social, military and popular history with the same accessible and interesting feel of the printed edition. Do jump on board and help us explore the past! (And do let me know if there are specific subjects you’d like to see covered in future issues.)

Andrew Chapman, Editor