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 ›
As Cheshire Land Tax assessments form the latest instalment of 100in100, we take look at the family of one of Cheshire’s most famous sons, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ author Lewis Carroll. Lewis Carroll was born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson on the 27th January 1832 in the little parsonage of Daresbury in Cheshire. He was the third child and first son of his parents’… Read more ›
This just in: Our first national paper! The Daily Mirror is the first British national publication to be included our burgeoning newspaper collection. Though initially conceived as a paper created by women, for women, the Mirror’s direction was amended within a year to encompass a broader public focus. Add to that a price drop and more pictures, and the Mirror’s popularity… Read more ›
We’ve added over 870,000 Royal Artillery attestations and nearly 30,000 casualty cards to our military records, already the largest collection of pre-World War 1 service records online. Enrolling for service: The Royal Artillery attestations The information in the Royal Artillery attestations is taken from enlistment books which were maintained by British Army regiments between 1883 and 1942. Army Book 358… 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 ›
Findmypast is thrilled to announce a new project to release the 1939 Register, which will see 40 million wartime British records published online within the next two years.
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 ›
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.
“The best accessory to identify period men’s fashion is a woman.” (Listen to part 1 of this episode: Women’s Fashion History) On Mother’s Day, we had mother and fashion historian, Paulette Uris, call in to the podcast for the second installment on using fashion trends to identify the dates of old photos. Discussing history and the very subtle evolution of… 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.”