AFTC Magazine - Nov 2013

The arrival of the latest Australian Family Tree Connections magazine in our letterbox reminds us that the year continues to fly by, with November already here.

As usual the magazine contains a whole bunch of articles, a number of Can You Help? queries, and the New on the Net section which has a heap of websites for you to discover, together with news and events, all packed into 62 pages.

With the themes of Remembrance Day and Scottish ancestry both featured in this issue, you’ll find articles on the following: Service No. 3551 Clifton Midolo; Sister Penelope Frater: A Boer War and WW1 Nurse Remembered; James Andrew Ritchie 1901-1983; Dare and Jennings WW1 Soldiers; Duncan McMurrick: Never Ever Give Up!; William H. Meakins and Mary A.D. Latham: A Family Photo Mystery Unravelled at Last; Joseph Moore: A life to call his own; the Lambournes of Harts Farm; John Chew: Apprehended at last!; Tips using Trove; Albert Leslie ‘Ab’ Stewart and Joseph Mitchell; and a follow up on the Brothers Owen.

In the Can You Help? section Margaret tells us about James Dickson Borthwick who travelled from Scotland to Australia, then on New Zealand; Denice shares with readers the puzzle of H. Pritchard’s mystery medallion; Pauline shares a little about her grandfather John Allan who was born in 1878 in Scotland and emigrated to Australia.  Philip Marston write about Ernest Broadley or Broadby hoping for some clues;

The New on the Net section has a heap of new records featured includuing: the new Irish newspapers that have been added to findmypast, the burial records from closed cemeteries that you now find on, and the Paul Nicholson Collection of photographs which is available through the FIBIS website. The websites featured include: bitly, Dropbox, Zamzar, Gazetteer of Scotland, and A Cite for Sore Eyes and a bunch more.

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 $7.95, and price NZ $8.95). New Zealand and overseas readers can buy this month’s magazine directly from Australian Family Tree Connections. Subscriptions and back issues can also be purchased directly through AFTC.