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News
22 May 2019

Even if you’re too old to take your GCSEs and A-levels this summer, you can learn more about the history of exams – and try out exam questions from the past

Blog
09 May 2019

Thousands of family historians share the benefits of their experience using blogs and Twitter, says Jonathan Scott

News
01 May 2019

In many villages, it wouldn’t be May without one. Caroline Roope reveals the surprisingly tangled history of maypoles

News
25 April 2019

On DNA Day, Jerome De Groot reveals his research into family historians' responses to DNA testing - from breaking through brick walls to privacy concerns

Blog
04 April 2019

Inspired by BBC Two's A House Through Time? Jonathan Scott shows you how to discover who lived in your home

Blog
02 April 2019

Jonathan Scott explains how you can find records for people who spent time in an orphanage or children's home

Blog
28 March 2019

Jonathan Scott explains how you can find where relatives who died in the First World War are commemorated

Blog
27 March 2019

As we reach the end of the tax year, we look at some of the more unusual taxes of the past and how these six sites can help your family history research 

News
26 March 2019

When will the 1921 census be released? How will it help your family history research? And what can we expect in 2021? We spoke to Pete Benton at the ONS to find out more

Blog
20 March 2019

Jonathan Scott picks the best websites for guidance and first-step facts on researching your family name

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