Our second issue of the magazine coincides with the first anniversary of the launch of the Family Tree Forum website.
The strength of the site is the help which members give each other – from genealogy to problems with their computers via gardening hints. The Wiki, our Reference Library, has been created from members’ recommendations over the past year and continues to expand. The Research Advice forums are always busy with people helping each other break down brickwalls or finding elusive ancestors in census returns.
The Community boards provide help, support and advice on a wide variety of topics including more general threads about genealogically related discussions. One of these threads, “Why did you start your family history research?”, started by Simon in Bucks, forms the basis of three of this month’s articles. Other members have shared their personal genealogical detective work, including another Simon who writes about his search for his biological mother.