Statutory birth, marriage and death records play a vital role in Scottish family history research, as Lulu discovered. Follow these three simple steps to discover your own ancestors
Plus: Antique centre appeals for help finding owner of wedding gift; Archivist nominated for award after 40-year career; Mark Rylance condemns plans to dredge Godwin Sands
This week, we've got free access to billions of MyHeritage census records, discount DNA tests, a special offer on directories and army lists and more
Plus: TheGenealogist releases Nottinghamshire parish records; Northamptonshire Archives revises cuts plans; Property records website launches
The council has now said it will offer free access in the afternoons as well, but will conduct a review of the service in the coming months
Plus: Protests over ‘dangerous precedent’ of access charges at Northamptonshire Archives; Fold3 adds 1918-1940 RAF records; Dorset and Birmingham archives receive grants
Northamptonshire Archives has announced plans to cut visiting hours and charge researchers £31.50 an hour for access
Plus: 14 new archives receive accreditation; New £26m Postal Museum opens; Findmypast adds Somerset records; Gwent Archives receives funding to commemorate soldier's letters
Museum visitors will soon also have the chance to ride restored Mail Rail trains and view archive materials in a state-of-the-art Discovery Room
The Sweet Makers, a new BBC series, explores the story of confectionery. The show’s historian, Annie Gray, examines the rise and fall of the trade
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