Introducing Hints from Findmypast

Introducing Hints from Findmypast

We've been working on a new way to help you bring your past to life. As you build your family tree, Hints can help you discover new ancestors and find out more about those you already have on your tree.

Build your family tree

Build your family tree

Build your online family tree and you could receive Hints from Findmypast. Give each ancestor a profile, keep important events stored in a timeline, and upload photos to bring your past to life.

Video: How to use Hints

Video: How to use Hints

Watch our short introductory video to see how Findmypast's Hints work, and find all the information you need to get started.

Guide: How to use Hints

Guide: How to use Hints

Read our handy guide to help you get the most out of Hints from Findmypast.

Hints is in Beta

Hints is in Beta

Once you start to add to your family tree, Hints will sift through 755 million of our birth, baptism, marriage, divorce, death and burial records to identify matches between them and the people on your tree, providing you with historical records and potential new relatives from our collections. 

You can expect a lot more from Hints in 2015, including Hints on census records and other collections. By reviewing all of your Hints, you'll be helping us to ensure that our process continues to improve.

Let us know what you think

We will be working to improve Hints all the time and we are always keen to hear your feedback. Let us know what you think using this short survey