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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
The IBCC celebrates the service and sacrifice of pilots and support staff of Royal Air Force Bomber Command
Plus: Ancestry adds New South Wales hospital and burial records; England and Wales electoral registers for 1920 go online; MyHeritage offers free DNA tests to adoptees
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