Plus: GRO launches new pilot for PDF birth and death records; Thousands of Catholic records available in new database; Plans submitted for Suffolk archives facility
The records of property ownership and occupation, available on ScotlandsPeople, help fill in the gaps left by census records
The Margaret Higgins Database, launched by the Catholic Family History Society, includes lists of Catholics compiled by Parliament
Plus: Ancestry defends DNA data policy; Hearth Tax Online website removed following ‘cyber attacks’; TheGenealogist adds Somerset and Dorset parish records
The popular online resource, created by the University of Roehampton, will have to be completely rebuilt
Plus: PRONI launches Northern Ireland church collection; FamilySearch adds Dorset records; IGRS adds 5,000 Irish records
Plus: TheGenealogist adds Sussex records; £785,000 granted for first social history of the NHS; Findmypast adds Herefordshire records
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The date for Ruby Wax's episode of Who Do You Think You Are? has finally been set
Plus: ‘Staggeringly huge’ number of convict records available on new free history website; Family history companies appoint new CEOs; Plans for Cheshire history centres approved
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