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Children and young people aged 5-16 are being encouraged to investigate their ancestry for a new competition run by the Federation of Family History Societies
The UK Government is calling on members of the public to design tiles for a commemorative path that will mark 100 years since the Battle of the Somme
Volunteers in Barnsley have compiled a database of people killed in the 1866 Oaks Colliery Disaster – now proven to have claimed more lives than originally thought
Plus: Free Dublin prisoner records now online; FFHS launches children's competition; London records uploaded to Findmypast; Ancestry adds Sutton water rate books; Irish organisation celebrates 30 years
Daytime genealogy series Family Finders returns to BBC One from Monday, while Dan Cruickshank looks at Victorian terraces in the second episode of At Home with the British
Plus: Findmypast announces RootsMagic partnership; Somme 'memory square' initiative launches; Campaign aims to save Home Front stories
Dan Cruickshank returns for a new series about the history of British homes, while Joe Simpson continues his quest to unravel the secrets of his father's WW2 service in Burma
The Royal Voluntary Service is using crowdfunding website Kickstarter to raise money for the digitisation of its unique Second World War diary collection
Plus: WW1 database reaches completion; Twile promises faster experience; Powys Council launches war memorials competition; Mining disaster death toll "higher", say researchers
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