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Family history subscription site TheGenealogist has completed its tithe maps collection, providing details of land ownership in more than 40 counties across England and Wales
Plus: TheGenealogist releases Norfolk parish records; Nottinghamshire burials added to Deceased Online; The National Archives uploads WW1 hospital diaries
The Beeb puts a historical spin on the art of bakery, while ITV serves up the first ever 'British Western' set in the Yorkshire Dales
Charles Dickens's characters cross paths in a new 20-part series, while a BBC Radio 4 documentary concludes the history of carol singing
Plus: WW2 database reaches half a million milestone; Findmypast releases Portsmouth and Plymouth records; Battle of Britain museum receives £1 million funding
Specialist military genealogy website Forces War Records has now transcribed and uploaded more than 500,000 Second World War casualty records to its collections
Welsh sprinter Iwan Thomas appears in the latest episode of Coming Home, while a BBC Radio 2 documentary looks at the music of the First World War
Plus: Ancestry to retire Family Tree Maker; WDYTYA? Live workshop tickets now on sale; Free historical books added to MyHeritage
The genealogy giant has announced that it will no longer sell or support the popular family history software due to the “declining desktop software market”
Journalist Jeremy Bowen discovers his Welsh ancestry in Coming Home, while a BBC Radio 4 documentary charts the history of carol singing
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