Joshua Taylor, Director of Family History at Findmypast, discusses the ins and outs of research in records outside of the UK and Ireland. Uncover the world’s largest index to genealogical periodicals, the PERiodcial Source Index, along with records from the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Get up to speed with researching families in the U.S. census, passenger lists,… 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 ›
Historical records from the Second World War, First World War and beyond Many of us have members of our family tree who served in the armed forces. You may be aware of their military service through family stories from the two World Wars, or memorabilia and photographs.Perhaps you want to reveal more about their regiment, rank or role, or where… Read more ›
Crime, Prison and Punishment records not only provide you with a unique opportunity to discover any “black sheep” in your family, they also show the evolution of the criminal justice system in the nineteenth century as the country dealt with the impact of industrialisation, urbanisation and population growth. Records of law and order record the intimate details of hundreds of… Read more ›
You can use the information you’ve found in Findmypast’s records to order a copy of your British ancestor’s birth, marriage or death certificate from the General Register Office in England. Certificates will reveal lots of extra information about your ancestors, such as parents’ names, addresses and occupations. You can add all of these new details to your family tree. This… Read more ›
Every family historian hits a brick will in their research from time to time. Don’t give up – we’ve all been there. Here are some hints that might help you. Why isn’t my ancestor in the census? Check the date your ancestor died, if you know it. See if you can find their spouse listed as “widow” or “widower”. Were… Read more ›
Sometimes, relatives can seem to disappear from your family history search, apparently without reason. If your family are curiously absent from a census you expected them to appear on, they may have been travelling when the census was taken. Even if you don’t think your family travelled or migrated, it’s always worth checking passenger lists to see whether your ancestor… Read more ›
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 ›
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.