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Celebrate Australia Day with Free Access to Over 108 Million Records

In celebration of Australia’s rich and diverse heritage, MyHeritage are offering free access to their extensive collection of Australian records. This incredible opportunity runs from January 24–28, 2024. 

You willhave to create a free account to access the records and please read the Terms and Conditions 

Link to find out more 👉

Ancestry update Terms and Conditions

Ancestry have updated their terms and conditions and privacy policy.- as of 17thJanuary 2024 

It appears that they will soon be allowing DNA uploads from other testing services. 

The Terms and Conditions now expressly prohibit “allowing unauthorized third parties to access Services using your credentials” — meaning no sharing of log-in information


See full terms and conditions 👉

Also see The Legal Genealogist post 👉


British Library begins restoring digital services after cyber-attack

A statement from the Briitsh Library yesterday [15th Jan 2024] reads


Today we’ve released a searchable online version of our main catalogue, which contains records of the majority of our printed collections as well as some freely available online resources. We have also expanded the range of items that can be accessed in our Reading Rooms at St Pancras, including the majority of our special collections. Advance online ordering is not currently available so you will need to come onsite to order the items you need via a manual process in the Reading Rooms. If you need to confirm the availability of a particular item in advance of your visit you can email our Reference Services team. To find out more about searching for and ordering collection items at the moment, please visit our website 👉

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The Pilot’s Grave

The pilot who diverted his WW2 plane away from Nantwich before crashing into a field, is to be honoured with the Freedom of Nantwich. Sunday January 14 2024 will mark the 80th anniversary of Lieutenant Arthur Lesley Brown’s act of bravery. Read all about him in this blog by FHSC member Paul Chiddicks on his website Chiddicks Family Tree 👉