Discover Your Ancestors magazine was very excited to get an email announcing the arrival of the digital Discover Your Ancestors magazine. I quickly paid my £12 and look forward to receiving a new issue every month for the next year. This periodical is a sister to and not to be confused with the excellent annual Discover Your Ancestors.

The periodical is 20 pages and the May issue has articles on British Pilots Licences, a reminder that not everything is online and archives still hold plenty to interest the genealogist, child labour in the Victorian period, genealogy theme fiction, book reviews,inns and pubs, a look at the county of Essex, online tools to aid genealogy and using census for breaking down brick walls.

I have only browsed through the magazine, it looks well presented and has a wide range of articles. At just 20 pages it won’t be able to carry the same range as other genealogy magazines, but then it’s price is very reasonable compared to the competitors. I’ll write more once I have had time to read through and have a better idea of the quality of the writing, but with authors such as Simon Fowler I expect a high standard.

Take a look at the website, take out a subscription and see what you think.

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