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.
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 released to coincide with 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]
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]
The British newspapers include original images of local and regional newspapers from England, Scotland and Wales from 1700 to 1950, and encompass nearly 200 titles. The stories featured in this collection are infinite. You can see great events reported as they appeared to people at the time, from the Crimean War to the Boston Molasses Disaster.
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]
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]
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]
brightsolid to collaborate in FHISO’s Creation of Data Standards for Family History Brightsolid group and Family History Information Standards Organization, Inc. (FHISO) announced today that the brightsolid group has finalized its plans to become a founding member of the organization. As part of this process, brightsolid has designated organizational member representatives, including D. Joshua Taylor and Elaine Collins. The brightsolid… [Read more]
The fictional character 007 lights up the silver screen again this week in the new Skyfall thriller. While sipping martinis and dreaming about owning an Aston Martin, the findmypast.com team delved into real life James Bonds.