We're sharing our family discoveries to inspire yours
At Findmypast, what we do has the power to change lives. For us, family history is more than just a job, it's our passion. We've made amazing discoveries and you can too.
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With records you won't find elsewhere, we can help you unlock new stories and trace elusive ancestors. Add your family tree to Findmypast for access to exclusive record hints.
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How to discover your amazing past
Build your family tree
The quickest, easiest way to find family stories, it's FREE to get started.
Do some detective work
Chat with relatives about the past and rummage for family heirlooms.
Search family records
From censuses to service records, old documents hold rich secrets.
Find the family stories that have shaped you
Piecing together the bigger picture of your past is one of the most meaningful things you'll ever do. Get a taste of what you could discover from the Findmypast team.
Where has your past taken you?
We love hearing about your family discoveries. Whether you've unlocked an incredible connection or have a renewed sense of self from what you've found with Findmypast, we want to hear about it. Drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org - your story could go even further than you think.