Anniversaries of famous events always provide a chance to reflect on whether any of your family were involved, or if you had ancestors who went through similar experiences. The tragedy of the ill-fated Titanic 100 years ago will forever intrigue, but it’s also a reminder how perilous the sea can be. We’ll be helping you research your kin who perished at sea in our Lost at Sea special feature.
Though finding out how someone passed on can prove upsetting, it’s the last piece of an ancestor’s genealogical puzzle that also includes births and marriages. The civil registration certificates of these vital events are crucial for your research, and using our superb guide to them in this issue you can become an expert on all things BMD. From ordering them, to using them alongside other resources to take your research even further, we’ll show you how.
BMD certificates only go back to 1837, however, so luckily alongside this special issue is a detailed book we’ve compiled with the help
of Ancestry.co.uk to help your research before this crucial date. And what’s more there’s even a nifty magnetic bookmark for you bookworms out there.
We have all your regular favourites discussing Quaker records, genealogy cruises, bankers and moneylenders, an Isle of Man region guide and we show you how to get started with Scottish kirk records. Plus YFT114 has all the latest genealogy news, including a detailed examination of Britain’s most popular surname, Smith.