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Amanda Holden receives the famous Who Do You Think You Are? treatment, while a docudrama tells the story of America's founding fathers and their voyage on the Mayflower
Plus: Explore Your Archive 2016 begins this weekend; New dictionary reveals stories behind 45,600 surnames; Virtual reality sewer experience launches
The brand-new series of Who Do You Think You Are? opens with an episode featuring actor Danny Dyer, while there's a chance to watch a Time Team special first shown in 2013
The origins of thousands of surnames found in the UK and Ireland have been uncovered following the completion of an ambitious four-year project
A youth football team in Lancashire now has a brand-new kit thanks to the help of local genealogist Dr Kate Sherry
Plus: BBC reveals WDYTYA? series start date; GRO begins digital records trial; Findmypast offers free access to military records; Statistical Accounts of Scotland site gets makeover
BBC One will be providing live coverage of this Sunday's Remembrance service at the Cenotaph, as well as the Royal British Legion's annual Festival of Remembrance
Family historians can now request PDF copies of selected birth, marriage, death and civil partnership records for a limited period
The General Register Office for England and Wales has added two civil registration indexes to its website, and will also be trialling a new online certificate service
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