Irish research used to be near impossible. Now thanks to Findmypast’s 80 million records, the largest online collection anywhere, it is possible to unlock the secrets of your family’s past. In his broadcast from Findmypast’s live Remembrance Weekend event, Brian Donovan, who has been at the forefront of digitising Irish family history records for over 15 years, will help you… Read more ›
In her video from Findmypast’s Remembrance Weekend live broadcast, Laura Berry will explain how to get the most out of Findmypast’s rich collection of nine million historical British and Irish newspapers, covering 1710-1954. Laura is currently the lead genealogist for the BBC TV series Who Do You Think You Are? She was formerly the editor of Your Family History magazine and has worked as… Read more ›
Findmypast has the most comprehensive collection of military service records. Detailing the approaches he took when researching the community of Chailey, Sussex during the First World War, Paul Nixon, resident military expert, demonstrates how to make the most of Findmypast’s impressive collection of Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force records. This session will be of particular interest to those… Read more ›
This Veterans Weekend, we want to help everyone find their First World War ancestors and learn more about their family history. So we’re delighted to announce that this Veterans Weekend, we’ll be opening up our archives and giving unlimited free access to billions of records and newspaper pages from all over the world. That means that between 7am on Friday, November 7th and… Read more ›
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 ›
Every war has seen mothers who have seen their sons march off to fight, never to return. This Mother’s Day, we take a solemn look back at one poignant example. In November 1864 a letter was sent to a widow living in Boston named Mrs Lydia Bixby. The brief, message, allegedly penned by Abraham Lincoln himself, attempted to comfort and… Read more ›
We’ve added over 870,000 Royal Artillery attestations and nearly 30,000 casualty cards to our military records, already the largest collection of pre-World War 1 service records online. Enrolling for service: The Royal Artillery attestations The information in the Royal Artillery attestations is taken from enlistment books which were maintained by British Army regiments between 1883 and 1942. Army Book 358… Read more ›
We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our 100in100 campaign. Over the next 100 days we will release new records every week with millions of new names and showcasing some of our recently added collections.
Findmypast is thrilled to announce an incredible breakthrough in one of the most famous popular mysteries of the last century. Our stellar London team has recovered the death records of both Dr Henry Jekyll, and his sometime associate, Mr Edward Hyde.
Findmypast is thrilled to announce a new project to release the 1939 Register, which will see 40 million wartime British records published online within the next two years.