Remembering the brave…

Your Family Tree issue 139 ushers in our in-depth WWI centenary series of features.


The First World War Centenary is upon us and this special issue marks the beginning of a series of features and articles with a difference. The national press and media world will be running hundreds (if not thousands) of interviews and programmes that look directly at the battles and losses during this horrendous war. We at Your Family Tree magazine wanted to showcase WW1 and bring you the information that allows YOU to find and honour YOUR war heroes. YFT139 is full of handy hints and tips that enable you to search medal records and rolls online, alongside a special social history feature that looks at how British home life was transformed during this terrible time.

I needed an image for the cover that instantly said ‘WW1’ to the casual browser but wasn’t just a black and white soldier shot. After a few hours searching it was Getty who came to my rescue with this amazing illustration by Popperfoto. It shows the military allies and their flags during World War One from around 1915. I think it certainly helps the magazine stand out from the crowd. We also created a wonderful little logo that enables our readers to jump straight to our Great War articles whenever they see it in the magazine.

Your Family Tree issue 139 is on sale via all good retailers right now and is also available on your iPad/iPhone, Nook, Kindle and desktop via Zinio and Google Play for Android devices. You can order all editions and try us for FREE here.


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