Family history community
Taking family history across the USA & behind the scenes at the Genealogy Roadshow During the past month, the team at Findmypast has been busy traveling from city to city around the United States. We’ve had the opportunity to explore St. Louis and New Orleans, for two weekends’ of extraordinary activity watching “Genealogy Roadshow” being filmed for PBS. We spent… Read more ›
The National Genealogy Society Family History Conference came to historical Richmond, Virginia this past week and as usual, the event served up some excellent genealogical activities and resources to all who visited. The conference took place in two different but adjacent locations – The Greater Richmond Convention Centre and the Richmond Marriott Hotel. The latter of which was primarily used… Read more ›
For the second post in our series of search introductions, we’re looking at a few specific examples of how to use the new search by trying out some of the searches that our members regularly do. Searching a UK census record would seem like a good place to start. Start broad…. The first choice to make is whether to… Read more ›
We’ve made a number of improvements to the site, and as with any change, there’s a bit of a learning curve. Getting started with the new search With that in mind, we’ll be rolling out a series of blog posts, as well as new help and advice sections across the site, to help you get started with your new search… Read more ›
Every day from 26 December to 1 January, check out our hints and tips on how to start your family tree and get the most out of our records. Invite your friends and family to join you for a fantastic holiday activity!
Just in case you missed the family history Q&A with our very own D. Josh Taylor AMA on Reddit, here is the recap of all the questions and answers. This was the second findmypast.com live Q&A where anybody was welcome to present their questions to Josh for expert advice on various subjects in family history research. Reddit IAMA with D.… Read more ›
Happy Anzac Day! Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, held on the anniversary of the Gallipoli landing on the 25th April each year. It is a day to honour those that sacrificed their lives, those that came home and all the families affected by wars all around the world. ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand… Read more ›
NEW UK RECORDS AVAILABLE TO SEARCH ONLINE STATE OF THE ART LOCAL ARCHIVE CENTRE REOPENS AFTER REFURBISHMENT For the first time today, records covering baptisms, marriages and burials from Canterbury’s past have been made fully searchable online by leading family history site findmypast.com The Canterbury Collection of parish records dating back to 1538 has been released to coincide with the… Read more ›
For those of you attending Rootstech 2013 family history and technology conference in Salt Lake City, you may have picked up an issue of the findmypast Post. On page three you can find a crossword puzzle to fill time between sessions once you visited every booth in the exhibit hall. If you weren’t able to make it to Salt Lake,… Read more ›
We spend so much of our time looking to the past, let’s take a moment for the future – FGS 2013 Conference in August! For those of you not familiar, this is a fantastic event for the US genealogy community. The findmypast team even held the conference’s first karaoke party in 2012 and the attendees definitely proved how much fun… Read more ›
FMP US resident expert, Joshua Taylor, chats about the upcoming conference, Rootstech. Listen in on what you can expect this year in Salt Lake City and why family history conferences are great for everybody, not just pros and tech developers!