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Friday 23rd August 2013
Ancestry are offering free access to its UK census records collections from 1841-1911 for the Bank Holiday weekend, until midnight on Monday 26th. You do need to register (free) but then searching, viewing the transcriptions and viewing the census page images (where they have them) are free.

Tuesday 20th August 2013
The Spectator Magazine has put their archive on line with both scanned and digitised copies of the magazine from July 1828 to December 2008 available for free online.

Tuesday 13th August 2013
Family Search have added over a hundred thousand indexed records and images to their Sussex Parish registers 1538-1910 collection. All access to the Family Search's own records are free although some searches on the site (for example census records) sometimes take you off to another site where you do need to pay or have a subscription.

Tuesday 13th August 2013
Welsh Newspapers Online have added another 10 publications this month to their fast growing, completely free, Welsh Newspaper Archive covering 1804 to 1919.

Wednesday 7th August 2013
Genes Reunited are now including tracing living relatives as part of their Platinum subscriptions by making the UK electoral registers 2002-2013 available for search.

Wednesday 31st July 2013
The British Newspaper Archive are offering for the whole of August £10.95 off the annual price of £79.95, making it just £69. To take advantage of this offer, enter the code BnA82013 at the checkout. If you subscribe to a 12 month package, you will get unlimited credits / page views, access to digitised newspapers dating back to 1710 and also gain access to ‘My Research’ which is a personal area to keep track of searched articles, add notes and bookmark viewed items.

Thursday 25th July 2013
Ancestry has made its entire England & Wales 1911 Census FREE for a limited time until the 14th October 2013. If you want to take advantage of this offer, you do need to register and set up an account but this is free.

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Our Mystery Photo

Can anyone help with the photo I've used at the top of the pages.

It came to me in a small album from a Great Aunt with 5 other photos - all the other photos in the album were taken by studios in Bath or Bristol but there is no information on the back of this photo. My Great-Aunt was born around 1900 in Spaxton in Somerset but I reckon the picture is a lot earlier than when she was at school. It could well be of her Mother who was born in Weston, just outside Bath in 1867 which would date the photo to the 1870s.

Any ideas?