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Download extras for YFT116 now

Find exclusive research guides, Scottish resources, a medieval glossary and more in this issue’s downloads

Welcome to the online downloads for May’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 resources in one go by clicking here.

Restore old photographs

To help you get started restoring your old photos, we’ve got a special edition of Serif’s flagship photo editor, PhotoPlus, with all the tools you need to use our guide to restoring your old family photos on page 59.  Based on the award-winning PhotoPlus X5,  the software offers a quick and easy way to correct common photo flaws and repair old and damaged images with its blemish and scratch removers. To download your copy of PhotoPlus, click here.

Find Scottish Kin

To accompany our region guide on page 68, Anguline Research Archives has supplied a special extract from MG Williamson’s Edinburgh, a 1906 historical and topographical account of Scotland’s capital city, with illustrations by Herbert Railton. To find out more about this book, or to purchase the full copy, click here. To download our extract, click here.

We’ve also included a sample of names from Slater’s 1852 directory of Scotland, provided by Direct Resources . You can search the names from the parishes of Dumfries, Langholm & Lockerbie in a variety of formats. If you want the full directory of all 14 Dumfrieshire files, Direct Resources is offering YFT readers a special purchase price of £7 including postage when you upgrade. Visit its website or email Simply say that you saw the offer in YFT when you order. To download the sample files, click here.

To help you get further with our Scottish downloads, we’ve got our exclusive YFT guide to tracing ancestors using the Scottish 1911 Census. This will help you get more from this great genealogical resource and is packed with tips on other ways to trace your family in Scotland. To download the guide click here.

Medieval records

You can download a glossary of terms used in the manorial documents that we described in our feature about medieval genealogy on page 46, written by Eleanor Straughton and Angus Winchester as part of the Cumbrian Manorial Records Project, and provided by the Department of History at Lancaster University. For more information about the project, visit here. To download the glossary, click here.

Nursing ancestors

If you were inspired to trace your nursing kin by Emma Jolly’s case study A Noble Profession, we’ve got a research guide to get you started finding records of nurses and midwifes. To download her research guide, click here.

Family history forms
Download all the help you need to organise 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. To download the forms, click here.

Case Studies

My forebear’s land lifeline – how an ancestor’s will helped his daughter keep afloat while the rest of her family suffered

From prison to prosperity – how a penniless convict became a shipping magnate and pillar of the community

To downloard both case studies, please click here.

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. To download these files, click here.


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