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Issue 144: Free downloads

Find your Ayrshire ancestors, fix old photographs and more

Every month you can find an exclusive collection of records on our website to help you get further with your family history research. These resources replace the data formerly found on the CD.

To download all of this month’s resources in one go, please click here. For more information about how to download the data, please see page 14 of your magazine.

These downloads can be used in conjunction with issue 144 of Your Family Tree

Find Ayrshire ancestors

To help you find your kin in Ayrshire, you can find all the names from three settlements featured in Slater’s 1852 directory of Ayrshire. This is provided by Direct Resources and Your Family Tree readers can purchase the full Ayrshire data CD for just £5 from

Click here to download this resource.

Edit old photographs

If you’ve got a cache of old photographs that you’d like to digitally restore, you can download a free copy of Serif’s PhotoPlus X4, worth £44.99. With this powerful software you can fix old or damaged photos using restoration tools, such as scratch and blemish removers. Once you’ve brought old pictures back to life, you can use your photos to create calendars, cards, and postcards from templates, or easily upload them to Facebook and other photo sharing sites. You need to register the software with Serif, this is free to do. Find out more details here or call 0800 376 1989.

Click here to download this software.

Case studies

How the Co-op saved my family – Weak health and the poorest of childhoods proved to be blessings in disguise during the darkest years of the 20th century for one London family

The Scottish slave masters – Our reader was shocked to discover his Scottish ancestors’ involvement in the West Indies slave trade

To download these case studies, packed with tips, please click here.

Organise your research

To help you get started with recording your research, we’ve got a series of forms and charts designed by the YFT experts. These include a 1911 Census form, a five-generation chart and a research checklist.

To download these charts, 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.

To download these indexes, please click here.

Getting your hands on a copy of YFT has never been easier.

As well as being available from all good magazine retailers from 13 June, you can order printed copies of the magazine via myfavouritemagazines or the YFT Facebook page.

Running out of room for your magazines? You can buy a digital edition or subscription and read Your Family Tree on the day it comes out – wherever you are in the world!

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