News

Plus: Findmypast completes PoW collection; Yorkshire fair kicks off on Saturday; AncestryDNA hits milestone; FamilySearch reveals Worldwide Indexing Event details
To mark 100 since the Battle of the Somme, we've published a new and updated version of our First World War Army ancestors guide – available to download completely free of charge
Coverage of the Somme Centenary continues on BBC One, while the Yesterday channel will be showing a classic episode of Who Do You Think You Are? featuring author JK Rowling
Access to the website's military records and entire UK and Irish census collections will be free until Monday 4 July
Plus: Gloucestershire prison registers go online; Deceased Online publishes Calderdale burials; Societies honour Irish genealogist; DNA results resolve baronetcy dispute
A Channel 4 documentary broadcasts remarkable footage from the Second World War, while there's another chance to watch Sir Patrick Stewart's WDYTYA? journey
A report published by the Office for National Statistics states that the next England and Wales census will not ask residents to list their birthplaces or maiden names
More than 235,000 criminal records from the collections of Gloucestershire Archives have been digitised and made available to explore on Ancestry
Plus: First World War naval site hits the web; WW2 digital archive pays tribute to US air heroes; Irish Family History Centre opens doors; Wark backing new CWGC initiative; Historic Irish newspaper revealed online
Records of thousands of Royal Navy officers and ratings who served during the First World War are being transcribed and added to a free web resource
We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here