You’ve opened your presents, sung your carols, and resigned yourself to a week of turkey sandwiches. But don’t worry the fun isn’t over quite yet! We’ve got something very exciting planned for the coming seven days; Start Your Family Tree Week!

Start Your Family Tree Week is our annual celebration of family history research, where we do everything we can to help you begin or add as much great new information as possible to your family tree. Across the coming week, we’ll have great expert advice – including a webinar – hints and tips, useful downloads and much more to help you get the most out of your family tree.

We’re also proud to announce the launch of our first annual Family Tree Awards. If you're new to family history, get your tree off to a great start and enter it as 'Best Newcomer'. Or perhaps you've been working on your tree for a while and would like to enter the 'Best Sourced Family Tree' category. Check out our Family Tree Awards blog post for more information.

There are some fantastic prizes to be won every day, and we’ll have exciting updates, competitions and advice for you every day until January 1st, so keep checking in to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action. Visit our dedicated Start Your Family Tree Week page for more information.

That’s not all. During Start Your Family Tree Week, we’re offering you the chance to sign up to Findmypast for just £1 for your first month (usually £9.95). Claim the offer here.

Everything you need to get started

Stay tuned over the coming week for everything you need to create a brilliant family tree. In the meantime, you can make a start by downloading our handy getting started resources:

Start your family tree now!