Your ancestors’ journeys to North America were tough.

Finding their stories shouldn’t be.

Easily trace your family history across the ocean with Findmypast’s British & Irish Roots Collection - the simplest way to locate the origin of an immigrant to North America.

The British & Irish Roots Collection, available to all Findmypast.com subscribers, combines a wide range of record sets from both sides of the Atlantic, so you can trace the migration of your ancestors from the Old World to the New in one simple search.

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98 million hand-curated records spanning over 400 years of migration, including:

  • - Passenger lists
  • - Naturalization applications
  • - Draft registrations
  • - Census records
  • - Birth, marriage and death records

Journeys you can find:

  • - Anyone leaving the UK or Ireland and emigrating to the US, Canada or the Caribbean
  • - Anyone emigrating from Canada or the Caribbean to the US
  • - Anyone listed on any US or Canadian record with British or Irish origins, birthplace or parents

Expert advice to get you there

  • - Expert education to help connect you with your British Isles ancestors
  • - Exclusive advice and masterclasses for Ultimate British and Irish subscribers
  • - Friendly, UK-based support team
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