Welcome to Start Your Family Tree Week!

Every day from 26 December to 1 January, check out our hints and tips on how to start your family tree and get the most out of our records. Invite your friends and family to join you for a fantastic holiday activity!

Thursday 26 December

Claim your 30 free PayAsYouGo credits using the coupon code XMAS13*

*This code has now expired

Get started on your family history by following our 10 tips

Friday 27 December

Start to build your family tree online with our free family tree builder

Fill all you can with the information you already have.

Saturday 28 December

Start your 14 day free trial on findmypast.com to search all of our records.

Stay up to date with all the latest family history news by joining us on Facebook and Twitter

Sunday 29 December

Find your family in the census. Search for your ancestors in our US census records 1790-1940

Keep adding anything you’ve found to your online family tree

Monday 30 December

Where did your emigrant ancestors come from?

Search our immigration and travel records and find out where your family originates from.

Tuesday 31 December – New Year’s Eve

Find out how to get the most out of our millions of family history records by reading our guide

Keep searching our records and adding to your family tree as you make discoveries.

Wednesday 1 January – New Year’s Day

Happy New Year! Win a 12 month US subscription.

Simply send your favourite family history discovery of Start Your Family Tree Week 2013 to competition@findmypast.com and we’ll choose our favourite.

You've still got time left on your findmypast.com free trial - make it your New Year's resolution to carry on researching your family tree.

Imagine how much you could show your family next year...