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.
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 ›
Until the mid-nineteenth century, the East India Company maintained significant armies on the subcontinent. The vast majority of the troops were native sepoys – local soldiers, thousands of whom joined the East India Company’s British troops. Their numbers were also reinforced by regiments of the regular British army, who were referred to as ‘Royal regiments.’ The Company divided India into… Read more ›
Findmypast has just published over 88,000 British military records of soldiers who served in the Tank Corps and Royal Tank Corps 1919-1934. Licensed from the Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset, we have made this unique record set available online for the first time. The records make excellent World War I service record resources containing information you won’t find in other… Read more ›