If you could go anywhere, do anything, research at any repository in the world… where would you go? What would you see? The idea of a bucket list is not so strange in the world of genealogy; we all have places we “wish” we could research. The second part of this question, however, is if you ever actually got the… Read more ›
Like so many around the United States, and the world, the team at Findmypast is getting ready for Rootstech and the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2015 Conference! Being held simultaneously this year in Salt Lake City, this unique and one-time-only conference promises to be one that you will never forget. We have a great team all set to arrive in… Read more ›
You can now glimpse into your past with our new app, I Once Was. Free to download and available to all iPhone users, I Once Was is a fun take on what your job might have been in the past and what you would have looked like. Would you have been a fisherman, seamstress, priest, judge, maid or even a… 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!
Celebrities are notorious for giving unorthodox names to their offspring. While unusual first names make family historians happy, the recent announcement of Kanye West’s and Kim Kardashian’s daughter, North West, has caused the usual onslaught of critical conversations across the internet. To be fair, celebrity parents do have a history of tossing out traditional baby name books and christen their… Read more ›
Findmypast.com has discovered records linking the family of Reese Witherspoon to nearly every major American conflict since the American Revolution. Service records indicate Witherspoon ancestors were active in the service during conflicts including the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Creek Indian War, the Civil War, World War II, and the Vietnam and Korean conflicts. As America reflects on… Read more ›
“The best accessory to identify period men’s fashion is a woman.” (Listen to part 1 of this episode: Women’s Fashion History) On Mother’s Day, we had mother and fashion historian, Paulette Uris, call in to the podcast for the second installment on using fashion trends to identify the dates of old photos. Discussing history and the very subtle evolution of… Read more ›
It’s that time of year again! As the days become more temperate, love birds start to tie the knot across the globe. Throughout history, May and June have been the most popular months for weddings and the time of year we congratulate all the couples we know for the success of their unions.
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 ›