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.
Along with the recent addition of British newspapers to our collection, we’ve also added a long list of US, Irish, UK, Australian and New Zealand records! Happy searching! US Records U.S. Veteran’s Grave sites Montana Deaths (update) Irish Records Karbinstan Archives WWI Irish Soldiers Wills Australian & New Zealand Records New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1865-1875 Northern Territory Anglican Baptisms and… [Read more]
Born between 1976 and 2001, Generation Y is known for being a uniquely sophisticated and tech savvy age group that has just entered adulthood. As one of the most diverse and constantly evolving communities in American history, ‘Gen Yers’ are quick to evolve, fiercely competitive and often transcend expectation. Many believe that having grown up in a world of email,… [Read more]
We just wanted to give a quick update on the addition of British newspapers to findmypast.com. Our teams are working diligently to ensure the newspaper collections are successfully integrated within findmypast.com according to our high standards of quality records and images.
The number and frequency of sailings to the US shows how lucrative the transatlantic trade was, with various routes served by competing shipping lines. There were regular sailings from Southampton, Glasgow, Queenstown (Cobh of Cork) and other ports, but not all travellers to America went via American ports such as New York and Philadelphia. The alternative option, especially if your… [Read more]
Born in 1860, Lizzie Borden was tried and acquitted in the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Mass. and is thought by some to still haunt the Borden family home. Through spine-tingling research, findmypast.com has uncovered that Borden…
Happy Family History Month! We have many ways that you can celebrate family history month. Visit our Family History Month page on findmypast.com to get everything you need to celebrate family history month including step by step instructions. Celebrate your family history with any combination of these badges. You can find our full list of badges on our Facebook page…. [Read more]
Each week findmypast presents a weekly 1940 Census Hunt, a chance to put your 1940 census browsing skills to the test. The first person to complete the challenge, and e-mail their results (a short step-by-step description of how you found each individual and a copy of the census images) to firstname.lastname@example.org will receive 500 credits on findmypast.com and a writeup on… [Read more]
Welcome to the findmypast 1940 Census Hunt – Week 2! Each week findmypast presents a weekly 1940 Census Hunt, a chance to put your 1940 census browsing skills to the test. The first person to complete the challenge, and e-mail their results (a short step-by-step description of how you found each individual and a copy of the census images) to email@example.com… [Read more]