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
Family historians planning to attend the April 2016 event can now also secure a workshop place for just £2
Plus: Certificate consultation process set to begin; TheGenealogist adds Australian passenger lists; Thames Watermen records revealed online; Railway restoration project seeks stories
Records of passengers who sailed to Australia between 1828 and 1896 can now be explored on the family history website, which is also set to undergo major changes in the New Year
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