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]
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.
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]
St Patrick’s Day is one of those rare national holidays which resonates all over the world. To celebrate, we’re publishing the US Passenger Lists, which document arrivals of over two million immigrants into America from Ireland and the UK between 1846 and 1890. You can discover whether your ancestors were among them by exploring our new US Passenger Lists. The… [Read more]
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]
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]