Your story began an ocean away

Your story began an ocean away

Discover your ancestors’ journeys to America in over a billion free records, including 118 million travel and migration records, 112 million US marriage records and censuses from the UK, Ireland and the US, free on Findmypast until July 6th

Where did your family come from?

Where did your family come from?

The story of every American family begins with our brave ancestors who traversed an ocean seeking a better life. From June 29 2016 to July 6 2016, we're opening the ultimate toolkit for you to trace the journey your family history has taken, starting in America and working backwards across the Atlantic, giving you the chance to discover more about the lives of your immigrant ancestors before they set sail. The records we're giving you FREE access to include:

Over four hundred years of ship passenger lists from all major US ports.

Naturalization records with extensive info on your immigrant ancestors.

Sets dedicated to Irish, British, German, Italian and Russian immigration.

Full census returns from the UK, Ireland and the USA. 

Our collection of over 112 million US marriage records. 

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Search guide: Travel & Immigration Records

Search guide: Travel & Immigration Records

Become a master of travel & immigration records research with our comprehensive guide. Learn what information you should seek, understand where to look for it, and get some hot tips on research methods. We'll also help you get through the common brick walls that can stand in the way of your family history discoveries.

What you need to know about naturalization records

What you need to know about naturalization records

Naturalization records hold a tremendous amount of information on your immigrant ancestors. Learn how to navigate these amazing records and see why ours are the easiest to search online.

Uncover the birthplace of your immigrant ancestors

Uncover the birthplace of your immigrant ancestors

Finding out your immigrant ancestor's original hometown is a landmark achievement. Knowing where they came from opens up a world of possibilities - reach new family history heights by researching your family in a new country.

Quick tips & tricks for searching passenger lists

Quick tips & tricks for searching passenger lists

Passenger lists are your go-to resource for learning about your ancestor's transatlantic journey. Keep these essential pointers in mind and you'll be able to get more out of passenger lists than you ever imagined.

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