We've found a new home for your monthly newsletter here on our blog, so you can quickly and easily access all the latest family history news whenever you want. It was a busy November with our hugely successful Free Weekend and millions of new records added to the site...

Findmypast's Free Weekend

Thousands of people took advantage of our Free Weekend from November 7-10. We marked the 100th anniversary of World War 1 by opening up our billions of family history records completely free of charge for the entire weekend and the response was amazing. We also held our first ever live broadcast where a panel of family history experts offered advice on getting the most out of your research. If you missed it, you can watch it back on YouTube here.

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New images added to PERSI

More images have been linked to the indexes in PERSI as our commitment to make the most comprehensive version available online continues. 18 publications from around America and further afield have been enhanced with images this time around, allowing you to find the stories behind the names and dates in one of the World's most detailed collections of genealogical information.

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See where your Irish family lived with Griffith's Maps

Original Ordnance Survey maps and town plans from Griffith's Valuation 1847-64 have recently been published on Findmypast. These exquisite illustrations record around 95,000 place names across Ireland, allowing you to pinpoint exactly where in the country your Irish ancestors were living at the time.

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Be in with a chance of winning a 12 month World subscription by entering our competition. Simply email your answer to this question to competition@findmypast.com

In what year does an article entitled 'Shenandoah Valley pioneer life' appear in the PERSI publication Penn-Germania?

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