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As Britain prepares to celebrate the royal wedding, Catherine Curzon reveals the wide range of roles our ancestors could have filled as servants to historic kings and queens
Plus: Who Do You Think You Are? 2018 celebrities revealed; Ancestry adds 1939 Register to its collections; Two major family history events announced for 2019
The Register, which is free to access on Ancestry until 13 May, records the population of England and Wales at the start of the Second World War
Plus: Findmypast launches Surrey baptism collection; Scotland's first Jewish Heritage Centre to open; British Newspaper Archive adds Second World War submarine newspaper
A family history DNA site was used to identify the suspected Golden State Killer - but what does this mean for the safety of our genetic data?
The BFI Player collection dates from 1911 to 1986 and includes news footage of four royal weddings
Plus: Findmypast adds British army widows records; WDYTYA? ends Britain Remembers project; AncestryDNA research reveals average British person has over 16,000 cousins
Family history expert Peter Calver told Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine that important records could be lost under data protection laws
The new collection includes over 13,000 records of army officers' widows' pension claims, dating from 1755 to 1908
Plus: TheGenealogist adds headstone and war memorial records; Archives and Records Association offers free membership to local groups
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