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Ancestry.co.uk has uploaded 600,000 parish records from 1580-1979 following a new partnership with Wigan Archives and Local Studies
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A new ITV drama tells the story of the Great Fire of London, while art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon looks at Britain's love of all things gothic
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Supermodel Twiggy grew up in Neasden, north London. It was a happy childhood, but her mother, Nellie Hornby, was prone to bouts of depression and didn’t speak about her family...
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The National Library of Scotland has uploaded 5,000 Ordnance Survey maps of Edinburgh and London created between the 1940s and 60s
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The second series of Peaky Blinders reaches the halfway mark, while there's a chance to see Christina Applegate's episode of Who Do You Think You Are? USA
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Family historians can now discover the illnesses and injuries that First World War soldiers suffered thanks to a major project undertaken by Forces War Records
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Researchers can now find out whether their ancestors were put behind bars for bankruptcy following the launch of a new record set at Ancestry.co.uk
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While this year's series of Who Do You Think You Are? is coming to an end, epic new radio drama Tommies is only just beginning
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Steve Harnell learns about the history of milk from author Bill Laws while Sarah Williams discovers how the formation of the Thames Marine Police caused a riot in Dung Wharf according to historian Nell Darby.
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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.