AFTC Magazine - May 2013The beginning of a new month always means that you can expect your magazine subscriptions to arrive in the letterbox, and the May 2013 issue of Australian Family Tree Connections magazine has just arrived in ours.

With a whole bunch of articles, a number of Can You Help? queries, a Guest Society, and the Computers and Genealogy section which has a heap of websites for your to discover, togther with news and events  – there’s weekend reading for you.

The special features in this issue include: a story on Frank Howells and Ada May Rachinger; My grandmother Eileen; Part 2 of Errol Flynn’s great grandfather William Wdie Madden (aka William Adnum, aka William Maddon); Higgins and Mullins, Sergeant James Dillon. Harry write about #1450 Trooper William George Phillip Whildon, and Eileen tells up about the Meyers family: Four generations of service in the Royal Engineers.

In the Can You Help? section Simone asks the question Who was Kate Vaughan’s Foss’s mother?; and Peter tells us about his 3x great grandfather Thomas Belfield, convict. June introduces us to Lance Corporal William Andrew Craigie; and Mrs Coleman is pursuing her uncle’s side of the family, and about Edward J. de Weske. Also in the Can You Help section, Nicole write about a jockey names ‘Dodger’ Cleal. If you able to help with information relating to any people, the authors of each article would no doubt be eternally grateful.

The Dead Persons Society in Melbourne features as the Guest Society for this issue. You’ll get a brief background history of the group, togehter with their hours, resources, membership and meetings, publications and various services.

The Computers and Genealogy section has a heap of websites for you to discover, such as: Forced Adoptions History Project, additions to the Queensland BDM Indexes,  DeceasedOnline and Families in British India Society (FIBIS) sites. It highlights GENANZ mailing list, as well as RootsChat.

These are combined with all the regular features such as:

– Area research
– Family histories
– Family reunions
– For Sale
– Genealogy services
– Missing ancestors
– Missing relatives (living)
– Odds and ends
– One-Name studies
– Wanted
– Where to go
– Genealogy news
– Letters to the editor
– Resources (new publications)
– Surname register
– What’s on this month (events)

Issued monthly this magazine is on sale at newsagents, and family history societies around Australia (price Aus $6.95, and price NZ $7.95). New Zealand and overseas readers can buy this month’s magazine directly from Australian Family Tree Connections. Subscriptions and back issue can also be purchased directly through AFTC.