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  • Get back further with the most comprehensive set of British and Irish parish records anywhere (see map below).
  • Find your wartime ancestors with the critical 1939 Register.
  • Go back further in military history with our records dating back to 1760.
  • Uncover the role your Irish ancestors played in history with our unrivalled Irish record collection.
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  • Get back further with the most comprehensive set of British and Irish parish records anywhere (see map below).
  • Find your wartime ancestors with the critical 1939 Register*.
  • Go back further in military history with our records dating back to 1760.
  • Uncover the role your Irish ancestors played in history with our unrivalled Irish record collection.
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More British and Irish parish records than anyone else

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Original parish register images exclusively online on Findmypast

  • Cheshire
  • Devon
  • Hertfordshire
  • East Kent
  • Leicestershire
  • Rutland
  • Shropshire
  • South Yorkshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Wales
  • Westminster
  • Yorkshire North Riding
  • Yorkshire East Riding

Coming to Findmypast in 2017

  • Berkshire
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Somerset
  • Warwickshire
  • More Scottish Roman Catholic records

Also on Findmypast

Over 45 million parish register records from UK family history societies and over
13 million parish register records covering every county in Ireland.

See the full list of our British and Irish records.

Essential for your family history research

As well as the world's most comprehensive collection of parish records we have a number of exclusive data sets for you to explore, including:

  • The only family history site with online access to the 1939
    Register
    , a unique census-like snapshot of civilian life on the eve
    of war – vital for uncovering your family's wartime history.
  • The world's biggest archive of British and Irish newspapers,
    with over 750 titles covering every county in Great Britain and
    Ireland
    , to add color to your research and bring your ancestors
    to life.
  • The largest Irish record collection in the world, with more than
    twice as many records as our nearest competitor.
    If you're serious
    about Irish family history, these records are a must.
  • More British military service and pension records than anyone
    else
    , covering all three branches of the British Armed Forces,
    with service records dating back to 1760 – some of the most
    detailed documents you'll find. 
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