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Beat coronavirus boredom with these step-by-step instructions on starting your family tree from our editor Sarah Williams. This week: how to begin
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Plus: Findmypast adds First World War and County Galway records; TheGenealogist adds Essex tithe maps
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Check out our FAQs if you want to work on the project to try and recreate Royal Navy crew lists from the First World War
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British History Online has opened up all its records, dating back to the 13th century, during the coronavirus pandemic
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Beat coronavirus boredom and discover the lives of Victorian criminals with our first Transcription Tuesday Weekly Challenge
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Looking for activities to keep you occupied? We need your help to transcribe important family history records
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Newly declassified documents reveal how the Foreign Office hired a genealogist to uncover Patricio Aylwin’s family tree
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The #TheseTimes project will document the pandemic for future generations
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From writing down your memories to starting an online course, we've picked some fun family history challenges to help our readers through the crisis
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The show, due to take place in April, was cancelled in order to help contain the pandemic  
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