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Downloads for issue 115

North Wales data, book extracts and more for you to download

Welcome to the online downloads for April’s issue of Your Family Tree magazine. Below you’ll find links to downloads of all of the resources the magazine previously provided on its cover disc. You can download all the contents by clicking here.

Understanding names

To go with our guide to getting started with forename research in this month’s issue, To help with your research, Anguline Research Archives has supplied a sample from its e-book Personal And Family Names by Harry Alfred Long (Glasgow School Board)
 Published in 1883.

 This is a Victorian account of the origin and history of first names and surnames. The book 
includes chapters on – personal names, biblical names, birth names, names of women, local names, names derived from trades, and patronymics.

Find your North Wales ancestors

To go with our research guide to Gwynedd in the issue, Direct Resources has provided a sample of names from Slater’s directory of North Wales 1858-9. You can search the names from the parishes of Bangor, Carnavon, Harlech and Dinas in a variety of formats.

The full lists of 81 settlements in North and South Wales from Slater’s directory 1858-9 are available as a special offer for Your Family Tree subscribers this month for £18 including p&p

To order at this special price visit Direct Resource’s website or email and say that you saw the offer in YFT when you order.

Understand Welsh genealogy records

As an extra help with seeking ancestors in Wales, Gwynedd Family History Society has given us a guide to Welsh language for family historians. This pdf will help you get started understanding grave transcriptions and other Welsh genealogical records. For more information about family history in Gwynedd, you can visit the Gwynedd Family History Society website.

Find out more about your Salvation Army kin
This issue’s Family History Detective focuses on the Salvation Army. To help you get further with your research, you can download Regeneration : Being An Account Of The Social Work Of The Salvation Army In Great Britain by H.Rider Haggard, kindly provided by General William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, commissioned Rider Haggard to write a book about the SA’s social work in Great Britain. You can find more information about the Salvation Army at, a member edited site contains over 4,500 pages of information about the Salvation Army.  The site contains history, biographies, photo galleries and is free to use.

Find out more about the theatrical workers in your family

In this month’s issue, the occupation guide focused on theatrical workers. To accompany this, we’ve got an extract from Old Time Variety by Richard Baker. The book, published by Pen and Sword, looks at variety theatre, one of the richest sources of diversion for the people of Britain between the end of the First World War and the 1960s.

Family history forms
Download all the help you need for your research pursuits.
The YFT experts have designed a series of forms and charts for you to print out and fill in when doing your research. Included is a fantastic and exclusive 1911 Census form, with specific columns for data, only found on that Census, a GRO index search record sheet, a fiver generation chart and research checklist.

Case Studies

Case study one: Love in the time of TB

Case study two: Bonnie Prince Charlie’s lost grandchildren

Articles and surnames Indexes
Search the Your Family Tree back issue database to find the issue number for relevant articles, and in which issue over 400 surnames appear in by downloading the files.

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