New records and developments
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]
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 2.5 million records detailing the lives of the British in India from 1698 to 1947. The collection, released in partnership with the British Library, offers an unrivalled opportunity to explore family history on the subcontinent.
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]
We’ve just published 19 million new British rate book records. These beautiful handwritten records are exclusive to findmypast and we’ve made them available online for the first time: Rate books are like very early census records – they go back as far as 1598 Discover where your ancestors lived: their names, addresses and who owned each property Find ancestors from… [Read more]
Addition from Archives CD Books Canada Provides 200 Name-rich, Searchable Volumes Findmypast.com, an international leader in online family history, today announced the recent addition of Canadian Books from Archives CD Books Canada to the site. The collection of books cover numerous subjects in 200 volumes that span nearly three centuries of North American heritage from across the continent, including nine… [Read more]
PERSI has become an essential tool in helping genealogists and family historians locate valuable information, and this new partnership with findmypast.com will transform PERSI into an even more powerful resource. Findmypast.com subscribers will be able to search and view digitized images of the articles, allowing unprecedented access to the information contained in these periodicals.
We just made an additional 2.5 million court records available to search online in the Irish Petty Sessions Court Registers 1828-1912 record set, which exposes the petty crimes Ireland’s residents committed and how they were punished. This addition features 44 new courts in 19 counties around Ireland. A further 55 courts have been supplemented with records from additional years. This brings the… [Read more]
We’ve just added Massachusetts vital records to 1850 on findmypast.com! Since its settlement in 1620, many areas of Massachusetts have carefully recorded births, marriages, and deaths in their respective towns. This collection, compiled by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, offers more than 2 million records of births, deaths, and marriages from the 1600s to 1850. Originally printed in books for… [Read more]
NEW UK RECORDS AVAILABLE TO SEARCH ONLINE STATE OF THE ART LOCAL ARCHIVE CENTRE REOPENS AFTER REFURBISHMENT For the first time today, records covering baptisms, marriages and burials from Canterbury’s past have been made fully searchable online by leading family history site findmypast.com The Canterbury Collection of parish records dating back to 1538 has been released to coincide with the… [Read more]
400 Years of Baptism, Marriage, and Burial History Published Online Findmypast.com just added millions of new parish registers to its Westminster Collection. Family historians can now search for London ancestors on transcripts and scanned images of these parish records from the city of Westminster that date back more than 400 years. The Westminster Parish records cover the period 1538-1945 and… [Read more]
Today we launched our ‘Bad Boys’ collection – the largest collection of historical criminal records from England and Wales to be published online, in association with the National Archives (U.K.). Use the promotional code ‘criminal‘ for 20 free credits to test this amazing collection out. Over 2.5 million records dating from 1770-1934 will be easily searchable and provide a wide variety of… [Read more]