Royal assent paves way to online access

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The Deregulation Act 2015, which received royal assent on 26 March, paves the way for online access to historic civil registration records in England and Wales.

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A lifeline to independence

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Terry Bridger reports on a case that illustrates how the timely intervention of a probate genealogist can transform a beneficiary’s life, bringing tangible improvements sometimes at the very moment they are most needed.

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The digitising decade

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In this interview, Oliver Howard looks back on a decade with Anglia Research and a whirlwind of technological change.

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Relative success?

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What happens when a probate researcher spots one of their own relatives’ names on the bona vacantia list? Case manager Terry Bridger knows the answer, because it once happened to her.

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Waterloo - not a song, not a station, but a chance to commemorate

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Sunday, 18 June 1815: on a low ridge, south of the village of Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington’s 67,000-strong coalition army faced Napoleon’s Armée du Nord - 69,000 infantry, cavalry and artillery men. If you factor in the Prussians, who arrived to support the coalition later that day, the present-day descendants of the soldiers who fought at Waterloo probably number between one and two million people. Now the search is on to find them.

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