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For over a decade Findmypast has been bringing the past to life for millions of people across the globe.
With over 8 billion records and
230 million newspaper articles to explore, Findmypast is the best place
to discover your family history.
What makes Findmypast different?
We have the largest collection of UK parish records anywhere online
We have the largest collection of Irish records available anywhere
The only place you’ll find the 1939 Register; a ‘wartime domesday book’
The largest online collection of searchable historic British and Irish
The largest online collection of UK crime & punishment records
The most comprehensive online naval collection, Royal Airforce
collection and British Army service records
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”My mother told me that dad’s papers were lost in the war, which was why I couldn’t find details of his
birth. I’ve spent years trying to trace him. Thanks to Findmypast, I’ve discovered he was illegitimate,
so his birth was never registered, which my parents had concealed from me...I’ve now found him on the
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