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At Findmypast our records are always free to search but did you know we also have almost 1 billion records that are free to view! Explore Census records, Parish records and Military records from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

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US Censuses 1900

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).

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Ireland Roman Catholic Parish Records

Explore more than 7 million free baptism records from over 1000 parishes. Discover your ancestor’s birth place and parents’ name.

A 19th Century town scene representing the 1881 census

1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census

Search for your ancestors amongst the 30 million people who were living in England, Wales and Scotland on April 3rd, 1881, and discover a detailed snapshot of their life at the time.

(US & Canada) A Canadian father and his newborn twins.

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

These records form the foundations of your family history research. Notable inclusions in our free BMD collections are Texas divorce records, New Jersey death records and British Columbia birth records.

(US Census 1790) A snapshot of an original Census document

US Census 1790

The United States was the first country to call for a regular census. This makes the 1790 census the oldest national census.

(US Census 1900) A 19th Century town scene.

US Census 1900

If a member of your family emigrated to the US from England, you might find them newly settled in the 1900 Census.