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A DNA study has uncovered a genetic marker that will help researchers confirm if they are descended from King Robert III, who ruled Scotland from 1390 to 1406
Plus: ONS publishes 2021 Census consultation response; Lancashire Archives slashes opening hours; Yorkshire collection finds new home; Westminster records go online
Dan Snow marks the centenary of the Battle of Jutland and there's another chance to see John Bishop's episode of Who Do You Think You Are?
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Children and young people aged 5-16 are being encouraged to investigate their ancestry for a new competition run by the Federation of Family History Societies
The UK Government is calling on members of the public to design tiles for a commemorative path that will mark 100 years since the Battle of the Somme
Volunteers in Barnsley have compiled a database of people killed in the 1866 Oaks Colliery Disaster – now proven to have claimed more lives than originally thought
Plus: Free Dublin prisoner records now online; FFHS launches children's competition; London records uploaded to Findmypast; Ancestry adds Sutton water rate books; Irish organisation celebrates 30 years
Daytime genealogy series Family Finders returns to BBC One from Monday, while Dan Cruickshank looks at Victorian terraces in the second episode of At Home with the British
Plus: Findmypast announces RootsMagic partnership; Somme 'memory square' initiative launches; Campaign aims to save Home Front stories
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