I’m pleased to share the news of my feature article appearing in the September Issue of Family Tree UK, the British family history magazine published in England for over 30 years. In “How to digitise and preserve your family photos,” I had the opportunity to work with Editor Helen Tovey and learn a little more about the British genealogy community.
My article on focuses on caring for old family photos, from scanning to archiving. I selected a dozen of own favorite photos from my grandmother’s collection to illustrate the story. I think she would love the idea of being a British Pin-up Girl!
With the emphasis on “family history,” it’s not surprising that many articles and books published in the Genealogy category focus on the historical aspect of ancestral research. I first noticed this when I attended the Who Do You Think You Are Conference in London a few years ago. I was unprepared for the large number of book and magazine publishers with stalls as compared to national genealogy conferences in the United States. If you are interested in a specific event, region, or group in British history, there’s a good chance you can find an entire book on the subject.
Family Tree UK magazine shares a similar interest in historical subject matter, so I was honored to be invited to submit an article on preserving family photos for the September 2015 issue featuring:
- WWI 1915 Crew List Project with Editor Helen Tovey
- Cheese Making in North Dorset by Hilary Townsend
- The Kipling Controversy by military historians Tonie and Valmai Holt
- Childhood Then and Now by Australian historian Dr. Noeline Kyle
- Getting Started with genealogy research by Scottish researcher Chris Paton
Scores of color photographs and wonderful images of British research documents illustrate each article in the monthly magazine. If you have ancestors from Great Britain, or if you have a keen interest in British history and social culture, you are sure to find “smashing” feature reading in Family Tree UK.
American readers can purchase single issues or subscribe to Family Tree UK with an affordable digital edition that can be read on computer or mobile device. More information is available through PocketMags.