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One of the most pivotal years in British history and this summer's best historic days out are the subject of two new special issues from BBC History Magazine.
Nearly 40 million British newspaper pages spanning three and a half centuries will be made available to search online over the next ten years thanks to a huge new digitisation project.
More than 150,000 medal cards recording the honours awarded merchant seamen during the First World War are available to browse online for the first time.
Our new June issue features a step-by-step guide to accessing the 1939 Register – and you can now apply for the information via a dedicated website.
If you're a member of a local or family history group that has recently completed a research project, we'd love to hear from you.
More than 97,000 records of servicemen pensioned out of the British Army at the end of the 19th century have been added to the Chelsea Pensioners collection at Findmypast.co.uk.
Family historians with links Down Under may soon find it easier than ever to trace their ancestors thanks to the acquisition by Findmypast of a major Australian website.
There's disappointing news for British family historians looking forward to seeing the US series of Who Do You Think You Are?.
More than 300 million names have been added to the database at FamilySearch, the world's largest collection of genealogical information.
Details of more than 75,000 Royal Marines awarded medals during the First World War can now be searched online.
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