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Gritty Victorian drama Ripper Street makes its BBC One comeback, while Long Lost Family looks back on highlights from earlier series
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For the family historian, few heirlooms are as precious as an autobiography. Alan Crosby is lucky to possess one written by his mother, offering vivid accounts of a bygone age
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The brand new series of Who Do You Think You Are? will kick off on Thursday 13 August
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Plus: Australian convict records hit Findmypast; Associated Press to upload footage to YouTube; Durham Records Online expands collections
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Details of seat-holders at 18 London synagogues between 1920-1939 have been released on the web
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A recent trip to Oxford saw Alan pay a pilgrimage to the house where a branch of his family tree once lived – including a forebear who served in the local fire brigade
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Plus: IGRS transcribes historic Ballymena census; Brunel museum receives £4.78 million boost; East London project preserves residents' names
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The early lives of Virginia Woolf and the 'Bloomsbury Set' are explored in a new BBC drama, while singer Kelly Clarkson appears in WDYTYA? USA
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Plus: Essex sights and sounds to be saved; parish record site given makeover; Guild of One-Name Studies recruits 7000th member
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Details of women who earned medals while serving in the Territorial Force Nursing Service during WW1 have been made available to explore on Forces War Records
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