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We take our weekly look at the best special offers for family historians - including discount DNA tests for Father's Day
Everything you need to know about the BBC’s D-Day coverage, Who Do You Think You Are? USA, and the rest of this month’s family history TV programmes
We talk to Margarette Lincoln, author of the Wolfson Prize-shortlisted Trading in War: London's Maritime World in the Age of Cook and Nelson
This month, we’ve got new Second World War valuation rolls on ScotlandsPeople, Welsh wills on Ancestry and more
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
The International Tracing Service has changed its name to the Arolsen Archives as it releases millions of concentration camp victim records online
DNA expert Debbie Kennett explains how DNA testing companies identify your relatives - and how far you can trust the results
The British Film Institute has released a pioneering collection of Victorian films to mark Queen Victoria's 200th birthday
This month, a free records website for foreign nationals in China launches, Findmypast adds Durham bishop's transcripts and more
In many villages, it wouldn’t be May without one. Caroline Roope reveals the surprisingly tangled history of maypoles
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