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Billy Connolly is clear what kind of relative he hopes to find when he traces his family tree. “The best-case scenario would be to find someone I’m descended from who impressed me by their wildness, someone whose behaviour I thoroughly approved of,” he says.
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When Reggie Yates was four years old, his parents split up. “My father has been a very small part of my adult life,” says the actor, DJ and TV presenter. "I’ve never even met my grandparents.”
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Researchers can now gain web access to a tranche of 171 unit diaries recording the activities of the Indian Infantry during the First World War
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Comedian Billy Connolly investigates his Indian connections in Who Do You Think You Are?, while a programme on BBC Two looks at what is being done to save East Anglia's historic buildings
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Over 2.5 million historic school records from across England and Wales have been published online for the very first time
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Over 2.5 million historic school records from across England and Wales have been published online for the very first time
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DJ and presenter Reggie Yates uncovers his Ghanaian heritage on Who Do You Think You Are?, while new three-part documentary series The Long Shadow begins
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Northamptonshire Hearth Tax records and Dorset Marriage registers were among the sets that hit the web as part of last week's first 'Findmypast Friday'
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Growing up in Birmingham, the actor Martin Shaw’s life was shaped by a family schism. His father Frank’s parents split up and Martin’s grandfather, Edwin, disappeared...
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Culinary queen and Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry traces her roots in Norwich, finding tales of entrepreneurs, workhouse poverty and Victorian scandal...