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CONTENTS APRIL 2020

FEATURES 17

Money-Saving Tips ON THE COVER Chris Paton reveals how you can research your family history on a budget, and picks the best free resources

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Pre-WW1 Photos ON THE COVER

The curator of the National Trust’s photography collections shares advice on dating early photographs

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Georgian Taxation ON THE COVER

How our forebears coped with the arrival of income tax

RESEARCH ADVICE 49

Best Websites ON THE COVER

Uncover relations’ experiences in hospitals and asylums

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Record Masterclass ON THE COVER

Make the most of institutional census records

57 Ancestors At Work ON THE COVER

Did your relation hear the call to work as a missionary?

60 Tech Tips ON THE COVER

How you can improve your photo scans with VueScan

63 Focus On ON THE COVER

Gill Blanchard explains the wide range of records available to research the history of your home

YOUR RESEARCH 30

Reader Story ON THE COVER

Gordon Fraser reveals how he discovered that his wife’s tree includes eight footballers who played for Everton

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My Family Album Pat Smith from Reading in Berkshire introduces her relations, including father and son railway workers

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Eureka Moment Peter Williams tells us how a DNA test helped him trace the birth family that his adopted father never knew

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Family Hero Mike Christopher and his wife Pauline share the story of her relation James Wynn, a miner who flew in WW1

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REGULARS 6

Letters Your ideas, comments and advice

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News All of the latest developments and record releases

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What’s On This month’s events, including Family Tree Live

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