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Alan Crosby marvels at Victorian railway engineering and how train travel transformed our ancestors’ lives
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Family history expert Steve Thomas uncovers the reason Phyllis Weinberg, aged 30, died in Colney Hatch Asylum 
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Plus: Richard III reburial service takes place; Bexley parish records hit the web; Psychiatric hospital collection grows
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More than 250,000 parish records from the London Borough of Bexley have joined Ancestry, revealing baptisms, marriages and burials dating back to the 16th century
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Fascinating political stories from The National Archives are unearthed in Michael Portillo's State Secrets, plus gruesome medical tales in Drills, Dentures and Dentistry: An Oral History  
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Deputy editor Claire Vaughan has broken through some of her own brick walls this week – with the help of some great pre-1837 resources
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Military expert Phil Tomaselli reveals the reason why reader Gill Smith's grandfather Aubrey John Smith left the Army in 1916 
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Plus: ScotlandsPeople releases 1865 Valuation Rolls; Electrical engineers of WW1 and WW2 revealed; Bedlam hospital records hit the web
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Join Channel 4 presenters Jon Snow and Krishnan Guru-Murthy for live coverage of Sunday's Richard III procession through Leicestershire
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The release of Bethlem Hospital's staff and patient records will open up new avenues of research for family historians, says Sarah Williams
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