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Everyone can dig deeper to discover more about their ancestors now that the British Library has made two million pages from 19th-century newspapers available to search and view online.
I am entirely in favour of wider access to the National Archives (TNA), and I am no less in favour of family history. But I am gravely concerned by what is happening at there.
I think Alan Crosby is being harsh about the National Archives (TNA) supposed bias toward family historians. All statistics show that family historians comprise by far the biggest group of users of archives. 
Every record from the 1911 census for England and Wales can now be searched and viewed online after Findmypast.com announced that it has uploaded returns for Wales, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and military personnel serving overseas.
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Take It Further - Miscellaneous
Davina discovers the truth behind a family story about royal connections and travels to France where she uncovers an ancestor to be proud of. When she was young, Davina McCall’s parents separated. “When you’re the child of a divorced family, you’re kind of split in two,” says the Big Brother presenter, “and your family kind of splits in two.” It’s a schism that was accentuated by her parents living in different countries, the UK, where Davina largely grew up, and France, where she spent holidays with her alcoholic mother. Researching her family tree, Davina hopes, will help her reconcile these worlds.
There’s nothing like a bit of enforced rest to get you thinking. Since I've broken my foot I've been thinking about my ancestors and how they would have coped with missing work.
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