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Family historians with roots north of the border can now discover thousands of mental health records and details of local paternity cases following new additions to Scottish Indexes
Plus: National Library of Ireland releases Easter Rising compensation files; Locals prevent North Devon Record Office closure; Carmarthenshire Archives to get new home
Broadcasting veteran John Sergeant boards a canal boat in Barging Round, while the BBC's Brummie period drama Peaky Blinders returns for a brand-new series
Local council plans to convert the present home of Lambeth Archives into a ‘healthy living centre’ have sparked fears among local residents and researchers
Plus: Lambeth Archives finally reopens to public; London-based firm sells stake in Ancestry.com; National Museum of Flight completes £3.6 million restoration project
Irish life during the Easter Rising and subsequent War of Independence is documented within a new Findmypast collection – available to explore free of charge until 27 April
Robson Green revisits the Flying Scotsman, while Griff Rhys Jones investigates the National Trust in Wales. Plus, see an episode of Who Do You Think You Are? from across the pond with Julie Chen's dramatic trip to China
Plus: Royal Naval pension records go online for the first time; Genealogist to teach new writing course; Animator recreates bygone Manchester in 3D; MyHeritage website launches new 'Book Matching' technology
Secret Britain seeks out hidden gems in Devon, while there's another chance to see Who Do You Think You Are? episodes from both sides of the Atlantic featuring Zooey Deschanel, Jim Parsons and Sir Patrick Stewart
Findmypast has released a tranche of military pension records from The National Archives, revealing details of seamen who served in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines as far back as the 18th century
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