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.”
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]
Ever participate in – or even hear about – ‘A Pigeon Eating Wager’? Odds are, most likely not, but that is just one of the strange headlines you can read about in the collection of British newspapers on findmypast.com. Through an exclusive partnership with the British Library, brightsolid is digitizing 50 million pages of British newspapers, from 1700 to 1950, over the… [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]
Tune in to findmypast.com to view episodes from the hit UK television show, Find My Past, now entering its second season. Each episode links living individuals to real historical events found in their family tree. Findmypast.com is the only US site where you can watch this show! Register on findmypast.com for free and watch Find My Past episodes that aired… [Read more]
Findmypast.com just added 21 million new Irish birth, marriage and death records (1800s to the 1950s) to its already staggering collection of historical records. On January 24, finmypast.com is offering a chance to access records free of charge with a promotional code in celebration of Irish Family History Day. The promotional code will be posted on the findmypast US blog… [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.