21 April 2022 - Edition #8
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Family History Zone Update

The Week on FamilyHistory.Zone

Anzac Day - Free Access to Australia & New Zealand Records

MyHeritage is offering time limited free access to 95 million records from Australia and New Zealand.

New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 18 April 2022

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2m+ Additional Records Now Online at FamilySearch

Peerage, Gentry, Royalty and Visitations Records Released

TheGenealogist has just significantly boosted the number of records in its Peerage, Gentry and Royalty collection.
British Royal Family 1787

Jack and Grace Most Popular Baby Names in Northern Ireland

Movies, television series, current celebrities and memorable places appear to influence some parents.

Records at Risk Fund Awards Grants to Save Vulnerable Collections

The UK's National Archives have announced the organisations who have won grants from their 'Records at Risk Fund' for 2022. Eight archives from across England and Scotland have each received grants of up to £5,000. The Records at Risk Fund provides support for urgent, short-notice interventions to save historical records, in both physical and digital formats, that face immediate peril. …

SideView™ unlocks new insights by identifying DNA inheritance by parent

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Ancestry®, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, today unveiled SideView™ technology, a first-of-its-kind scientific innovation that separates DNA into parental sides giving AncestryDNA® customers new insights into which side of the family they inherited their genetics from. With more than 20 million people in its growing consumer DNA network, Ancestry is the first company to be able …

Service Personnel Records From the UK's Ministry of Defence Now Available

UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) service personnel records will go on to the National Archives catalogue and be made available for ordering this week. These are the first of 9.7 million records that will be transferred from MOD over a six-year period. Service records are a record of an individual’s time in the military. The information contained in the record …
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