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US censuses

US Censuses

Census records are the best resource to use when beginning to build your family tree, and Findmypast is the only place online that you can get FREE access to full US census records (1790-1940). Discover rich detail about your ancestors, including the names of everyone in a household, their ages, professions, marital status and much more.

US & Canada: Public Records of Birth, Marriage and Death

US & Canada: Public Records of Birth, Marriage and Death

Birth, marriage and death (BMD) records form the foundations of your family history research and provide a great basis to build your family tree. Discover dates and places of when and where your ancestors were born, married and died. Notable inclusions in our free BMD collections are Texas divorce records, New Jersey death records and British Columbia birth records.

Irish Catholic Parish Registers

Irish Catholic Parish Registers

If you're one of the 40 million Americans with Irish heritage, there's a very good chance you'll find your ancestors in our 10 million Catholic Parish Registers. Published online in partnership with the National Library of Ireland, the collection contains birth, marriage, burial and confirmation records from more than 1,000 parishes, covering 98% of the Catholic population in Ireland.

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