Welcome to our special collections hub! This is your one stop shop for all of our featured record sets and dedicated pages that can help you to discover more about some of the most significant periods and events in history, all using our records and newspaper pages.
Every year, we run Start Your Family Tree Week, where we publish daily hints, tips, and exclusive treats as well as great offers. Read all about our most recent Start Your Family Tree Week here.
In September 1939, the government took a National Register of the entire civil population of England and Wales. In 2015, for the first time, Findmypast in partnership with The National Archives are publishing the 1939 Register online, providing an unprecedented insight into a country on the verge of war.
The School Registers collection is an amazing amalgamation of records from the National School Admission Registers and Log Books, with details of pupils from over 1,500 schools.
Do you have Jewish ancestry? Explore our census, naturalisation and travel records to discover more about the lives of your ancestors.
Every year, we host Irish Family History Day, a celebration of your Emerald Isle roots and heritage. With the largest collection of online Irish family history records in the world, Findmypast is the best place to explore your Irish ancestors' fascinating life stories.
It's our favourite time of year, as family history's finest TV show returns to our screens. On our dedicated Who Do You Think You Are? page, you'll be able to read updates as they happen on the UK show