Your Family History Magazine is Going Out of Business

Your Family History Magazine has been a printed magazine produced in the U.K. for the past 15 years. Sadly, it is no more. According to the magazine’s web site at https://subscribe.yourfamilyhistorymag.co.uk/yourfamilyhistory:

“After 15 years at the forefront of genealogy advice, Your Family History is saying farewell. Issue 192 (out in mid-February) will be the last issue you will receive – and, once again, it will be packed with useful information on how to get the most out of your research. As a loyal subscriber, we thank you for your support and wish you all the very best in your family history adventure.”

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This was a great publication for U.K. genealogy. I started subscribing to the print version from issue #2 (could never find #1 later without paying a fortune for it), which also came with a CD every month. And I saved all my copies. Later, when the subscription became more expensive because of shipping to the U.S., I switched to the digital edition, which, at the time, could only be viewed on an iPad. So…. I bought my first iPad – now practically a dinosaur iPad 2. Anyone interested in my massive print collection? 😉

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So very sad – I’ve bought many issues and have been able to get it via my library for the last year in e-format. It’s a great resource and will be missed.

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Sad that it is gone. Now there is one less and who is next!

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I recently renewed my annual subscription to the e-version, and seemingly have no prospect of a refund. Sadness is not my emotion!
Annie

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    Annie, two weeks ago on their Facebook page, they said, “Yes, subscribers will be offered refunds or an alternative magazine.” They later said that a letter would be included with the last issue. Of course that doesn’t help those of us who don’t get hard copies. I paid my annual subscription in January, so they owe me for 9 issues, I assume. The Facebook page suggests writing to Customer Service at customercare@subscribe.yourfamilyhistorymag.co.uk I wouldn’t wait for them to contact me, even though they have my email address. My subscription through Apple was automatically canceled a few days ago.

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Perhaps these 192 issues will be hosted on a website somewhere for everyone to explore, and or download.

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It would be nice if they donated the 192 issues to the Internet Archive or put them on a DVD for purchase on eBay.

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