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Renowned actor Sir Ian McKellen explores his roots in the sixth episode of Who Do You Think You Are? series 13. What else do we know about the Lord of the Rings star?
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News and research guides relating to Sir Ian McKellen's episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, broadcast on Wednesday 25 January 2017
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Plus: East India Company files revealed; Findmypast releases Methodist records; New additions to the British Newspaper Archive; Plymouth History Centre work begins
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Sir Ian McKellen uncovers music hall stars and radical campaigners in Who Do You Think You Are?, while Neil Oliver investigates a dark chapter in Scottish history
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More than 300 people took part in WDYTYA? Magazine's first-ever Transcription Tuesday event this week, helping to make thousands of historic records more accessible to all
Features
If you want to take your research back even further, you'll need to start investigating local parish records. WDYTYA? TV series genealogist Laura Berry offers her top tips for tracking them down
Issue
Don't miss the February 2017 issue of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, on sale from Tuesday 17 January  
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Death records can provide a surprising amount of information about our ancestors while they were still alive. Laura Berry reveals where you should look for them
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Plus: Ancestry asks users to solve casebook mysteries; Findmypast publishes new records and offers free access; Oxford Dictionary of National Biography adds 240 new entries
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Stephen McGann explores the true stories behind Call the Midwife, while there's a chance to revisit Alex Kingston's classic episode of Who Do You Think You Are?
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