Over 600,000 people recorded 1821-51 One of the first things you learn about Irish genealogy is that it’s hard. It’s much more difficult to trace family history in Ireland than in England or the USA. This is because so many Irish records were destroyed when the Public Record Office was blown up in 1922, and in other archival disasters. There… [Read more]
Welcome to findmypast, the best online resource for tracing your family history. Whether your ancestors are from the UK, Ireland or elsewhere in the world, we can help you trace your roots. As you begin your journey, here are a few key ideas to help you get started: Start with what you know. The journey to your Irish heritage begins… [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]
“I was just almost numb because after all this time I have been looking for her and here she was right in front of me,” Griffin said about the search for Tabitha, “and I just found everything about her by just typing in those names. It is amazing when you see the marriage, and then all the rest of it, and how it all fits in so easily.”
Our resident expert Josh Taylor explains the initial steps in starting your family history. From interviewing living relatives to documenting your research, these tips will get you started and give you the best shot at making discoveries for years to come.