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Whether you are just starting out, or have decades of genealogical experience under your belt, you will find plenty of useful information with the pages of Ancestors Magazine.

We’ll help you discover how your families lived, worked, played fought and died, from the twentieth century back to medieval times.

Month by month, Ancestors builds into an invaluable resource that you’ll return to again and again as you explore different aspects of your family history.

Our magazine has been gaining in popularity ever since it first came out across the UK, so it was important for us to work with a proof reading company and we opted to go with the reliable and professional “BrightWords”  they offer all sorts of different English services such as: proof reading, translation and transcription.

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Last month’s edition: Issue 48

Paying St Pauls

Building Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece from the ashes of the medieval St Paul’s Cathedral required huge financial resources.

The final bill came to an estimated £750,000 – the equivalent of nearly £100m today. Every parish in the land was asked to contribute to the rebuilding of St Paul’s Cathedral after the Great fire of London.

Matthew Payne shows how family historians can use lists of donors to trace Stuart ancestors.

Imprisoned in hell

During its advance across Southeast Asia the Japanese army took 132,000 Allied prisoners of war (PoWs), including 50,000 British servicemen.

Over-worked and underfed, British and Allied prisoners of the Japanese during the Second World War suffered disease and deprivation during their captivity.

But, as Alan Bowgen recounts, the daily humiliations could cut just as deep.