Put your plans on hold this weekend as this week’s Findmypast Friday update is our biggest yet with millions of Electoral Registers from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales released online for the very first time in association with the British Library. The 100 year period covered by these fascinating records includes some of the most important events in the history… Read more ›
Findmypast is now the home of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society’s eLibrary, offering millions of records from New York and across the United States. Findmypast and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) have today made thousands of documents and records from the society’s eLibrary available to search online at Findmypast. The NYG&B eLibrary, newly available online, is… Read more ›
Contributed by Findmypast Ambassador, Marian Pierre-Louis, she tells us the story of her ancestor’s American Dream – and their connection to an incredibly monumental moment in U.S. history. My great great grandfather George Dealey was born in 1829 in West Derby, Liverpool, England. It’s unclear whether his family had English or Irish origins because both his father and grandfather were… Read more ›
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.