Thursday, 23 November 2017

Family History Handbook 2018

From Family Tree magazine (UK):

Introducing the Family History Handbook 2018

From the team behind leading family history magazine Family Tree, the Family History Handbook 2018 is the new go-to pocket genealogy guide for all family historians.

Launched with the Christmas 2017 issue of Family Tree in association with the Federation of Family History Societies, the 2018 handbook is packed with 115 pages of invaluable in-formation, including:

• ‘How-to’ advice covering key family history topics
• Expert research tips
• Reference guides
• Worldwide listings of family history societies covering the whole of the United Kingdom plus Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States
• Directory of national and local archives
• Details of professional researchers
• Contacts for Scottish and Irish clan groups
• One-name and specialist societies, and more

Discover all the essentials in this ultimate and up-to-date reference guide worth £5.99, which is available to all print subscribers and in the UK newsstands with the Christmas issue of Family Tree, on sale in the UK from 21 November.

Family Tree Editor Helen Tovey said: “This is the first year of our go-to guide for family historians of all levels of experience. It is packed with beginner advice and tips on where to go next, as well as comprehensive listings of family history societies and related groups that could help you take your research worldwide.

“We’re immensely proud of the Family History Handbook 2018. Its handy A5 size means it’s perfect to take out and about with you and we are sure you will find it useful and inspiring as you travel on your family history journey.”

The Christmas issue with the 2018 Handbook can be ordered, while stocks last, from Family Tree’s online store at

COMMENT: I've received my copy, and this is a great wee initiative from the Family Tree folk, filling a gap in the market since the Family and Local History Handbook ceased publication a few months ago - I'll certainly be keeping it close to hand in my office!

(With thanks to Karen Clare)


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