Annelies van den Belt, the new CEO of DC Thomson Family History, the British-based leader in online family history and owner of findmypast and Genes Reunited, has announced a major new partnership with US-based FamilySearch.org that will give family history enthusiasts access to billions of records online and new technology to collaboratively research their family […]
News and Updates17th October 2013
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 […]
RECORDS REVEAL DETAILS OF IRISHMEN WHO DIED DURING WORLD WAR I AND BEYOND Leading family history website, findmypast.com has published online for the first time in its entirety Ireland’s National Roll of Honour 1914-1921. These records give details of Irishmen, who died whilst serving in the British Army during the First World War. Also included […]
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.
As the world waits with bated breath for the birth of the heir to the British throne, findmypast.com, an international leader in online family history, has uncovered His or Her Royal Highness’ celebrity cousins.
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 […]
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 […]
A look at the number of extraordinary heroic acts through out history by mothers as recorded in the world’s newspapers
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]