We’re finally over the finish line...
... and now that our 100in100 campaign has drawn to its close, we’re taking a look back at one of the most exciting challenges in Findmypast’s history.
Over 100 days, we added over 100 fantastic new collections for you to explore, totaling nearly 40 million records.
We released huge parish record sets for Devon, Shropshire, and Staffordshire, augmenting the UK’s largest reservoir of parish records.
We marked the 100th year since the start of World War 1 with some awe-inspiring wartime records, kicking off with the wonderful Pals Battalions.
Other new arrivals included the long-hidden Burnt Documents of World War 1, Royal Air Force Officer and Airmen’s service records, Royal Navy Seamen records, and Honourable Artillery Company records.
And let’s not forget the incredible military collections from around the world. You can now explore over 7 million new U.S. Civil War records, including more than 6 million Civil War soldiers, and 2 million new U.S. World War 1 Draft Registration Cards.
We published over 600,000 new Australian Imperial Force records from 1914-1918, and thousands of records from small wars in Malaya, Palestine, and Cyprus.
Our Ireland collection was enhanced with Petty Sessions Court Registers, Dog Licences, and census records, and our newspaper collection saw its first national publication added.
It's been quite a ride, and we hope you've enjoyed it as much as we have.
As always, our biggest hope is that these records will help you get further on your journey to discovering your family's story. We'd love to hear of any breakthroughs you've made in your family tree using the 100in100 records, so please let us know about any thrilling finds.
.... and keep a look out for more great new records coming soon!