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As the BBC launches a major new series on the history of the Royal Navy, we help you navigate the records to trace your seafaring ancestors. Plus the 25 hottest websites for 2010, a day in the life of the Heir Hunters and our guide to getting the most from settlement and removal records.
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A new website, developed by academics from the University of Nottingham, will offer a window into Nottingham's cultural past during the mid-19th century.
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19th-century street directories from Belfast and nearby towns have been made available online for the first time by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.
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Emmitt Smith's American football career is legendary amongst sports fans, with starring roles in both the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. Now he has a new challenge – tracing his family tree.
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Surprises await the film director as he embarks on a quest to learn more about his mother's side of the family.
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Records of thousands of European soldiers who served in Bombay (Mumbai) during the 19th century can now be searched for free online
Earlier in the week I was teaching a course about the history of poverty in North-West England between 1600 and 1900 and the wealth of material which we could use to investigate the subject was impressive.
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Street directories from Belfast and surrounding towns spanning much of the 19th century have been made available to search online for the first time by the Public Record of Northern Ireland (PRONI).
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Were your ancestors on the wrong side of the law? We show you how to track them down with new resources available online. Plus the incredible stories of the men who built Scotland's Forth Bridge, the best websites for researching First World War records, and much more...
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As 2009 draws to a close, we look back at a vintage year for Who Do You Think You Are? and explore the real Victorian Christmas. Plus the ancestors who worked on London's lost docks, how to raise the curtain on your theatrical ancestors, and more.
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