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Sompting Abbotts Preparatory School worked with local and family historians to discover the identity of Donald James Macbride
Plus: New Irish and Scottish records on Ancestry; Project announced to digitally restore Public Record Office of Ireland; British Newspaper Archive adds The Suffragette
The campaign for women to be given voting rights in parliamentary elections took decades. Jad Adams explores the milestones along the way, and crucial victories in the struggle
Plus: Oldham Evening Chronicle archives preserved; MyHeritage allows users to contact DNA matches for free
Findmypast is making the records free for a week to celebrate the release of its new suffragette collection
The new collection, released on Ancestry, features records of thousands of poorer individuals from southern England
Plus: Thousands of records put online during Transcription Tuesday; The National Archives announces Second World War POW project; Jersey records released on Findmypast
Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine readers volunteered to help transcribe historic records online
Plus: Over 79,600 PDF 'certificates' ordered as GRO extends pilot; Local historians appeal for descendants of Waltham Forest First World War casualties
The pilot, originally intended to run for three months, allows family historians to order birth and death records
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