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
Plus: 645,000 Brompton Cemetery records added to Findmypast; FamilySearch expands Irish and Swedish collections; National Library of Scotland adds 1940s maps
Plus: Findmypast adds Manchester burial and marriage records; Historic issues of the Church of Ireland Gazette available for free online
Plus: Findmypast offers free access to 98 million Atlantic immigration records; British Newspaper Archive reaches 23 million pages; Ancestry adds Dunfermline music institution registers
We take a break from tracing our ancestors to look back at some of our top stories and features this year
Pembrokeshire Archives and Local Studies helped Louis Sabos in his quest to find the family of Private Henry Davies
The website’s new British and Irish Roots collection brings together records of migrants to the USA, Canada and the Caribbean
Plus: Irish genealogists call for release of 1926 census; FamilySearch adds 1,606 images of Hampshire Bishop’s Transcripts; Website for European migration stories launches
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